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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science

Appraisal of Awareness Level of Quantity Surveying Profession among Secondary School Students in Benin City, Nigeria

( Vol-2,Issue-8,August 2016 )

Author(s): N.A Olatunde, V.N Okorie

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Awareness, senior secondary, quantity surveying, Nigeria.


Law, architecture, accounting, medicine, civil engineering are among the well-known and prestigious professions among senior secondary school students, parents and guardians. However, quantity surveying profession has being in existence for over four decades in Nigeria but, there is general low awareness level of this noble profession. Quantity surveyor is the financial consultant of the construction industry, whose training and experience qualifies him/her to advise clients on the optimal use of funds, arranges contractual relation between clients and contractors and prepares contract documents on all construction projects. This study aimed at appraising the awareness level of quantity surveying profession senior among secondary school students in Benin City Nigeria. Questionnaire survey was then structured and administered to senior secondary school students of three randomly selected secondary schools in the three local government areas within Benin City. Data were electronically analysed using SPSS. From the analysis, the study revealed that about 66.3% of the respondents have not heard about quantity surveying profession. The study further revealed that 80.7% of the respondents were unaware of the roles or duties of quantity surveyors. The study concludes that the awareness level of quantity surveying profession among senior secondary school students within Benin City is low. The study therefore recommend that both the National Secretariat of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and State Chapters should embark on awareness campaign across the country to sensitize senior secondary school students on what quantity surveying profession entails and the job prospects for quantity surveying graduates.

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