1.1 Background to the Study
Borno Stateis one of the thirty six (36) states of Nigeria, in the North Eastern part of the Country with its Capital in Maiduguri. The State like other States of Nigeria has public and private Secondary Schools. The Secondary Schools offer a variety of academic programmes, one of which is Home Economics, with Clothing and Textiles as an area of study. The Clothing and Textile Education Curriculum provides a study in resist techniques of fabric decoration to prepare students to be self-reliant and job creators rather than job seekers. Since the inception of clothing and textiles into Senior Secondary Schools level, the subject has not been taught in many Borno StateSecondary Schools. Lack of qualified Clothing teachers, inadequate instructional materials and infrastructure, gender stereotype seem to contribute to the decline in the subject and students enrolment. The effectiveness of Clothing and Textiles as a means for global survival will be compromised if the problems that plague the study of the subject in Borno StateSecondarySchools are not unveiled and tackled.
Clothing and Textiles Education is an area of study
that exposes students to diversify curriculum. Arubayi (2003) viewed Clothing
and Textiles as that type of education that inculcates in the students
attitudes, knowledge, skills and values that are required in the society. This
is a means of producing healthy, literate and self-reliant citizens that will
create wealth for human development when they become self-employed thereby
resulting to sustainable nation‘s development at large. According to Mberengwe
(2004), Clothing and Textiles Education is primarily education for vocation. It
is a training system that encourages the students to acquire skills that fit
them into the
world of work. Clothing and Textiles Education encompasses attitudes, knowledge and skills needed for any level of employment and advancement in broad range of clothing career.
ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF RESIST TECHNIQUES OF FABRIC DECORATION ON STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN CLOTHING AND TEXTILES IN NIGERIA