EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING ON QUANTITY SURVEYING CONSULTANCY SERVICES
BASHIR, K. T. AND AKINSEINDE, O. A., Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 39-47, Published: 2020-09-25
The study explored the impact of trainingoffered quantity surveying undergraduates in selected tertiary institutions in Lagos Statewith a view to enhancing productivity in the industry.Primary data were collected through the use of structured questionnaire. A total of57 questionnaires were administered on 57 selected registered quantity surveying firms in Lagos state through random sampling techniques. Out of the 57 administered questionnaires, only (39) were retrieved and found suitable for the analysis of this study, representing 68.4% response rate. Data collected were analyzed with the use of frequency, percentages, relative importance index and mean score. The study revealed that poor funding of education system in Nigeria is very pronounced and has a very great effect in the training of Quantity Surveying undergraduates in Nigeria. Results of the findings led to the conclusion that the training received by quantity surveying undergraduates in Nigeria institution lacks some skills and experience required in the industry, and therefore recommended that education sector should be given more attention by the authorities in charge to make the trainings received by the undergraduates more relevant to the industry.