VERBAL TECHNICAL PRESENTATION SKILL IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHITECTS IN NIGERIA
Kabiru Sani Daroda
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study examined the adequacy of verbal proficiency of both architects in practice and architecture graduates in terms of technical presentation; a requirement that has become critical in the competitive world of architectural practice. In this regard, a survey was carried out which involved issuance of structured questionnaires to architecture graduates and architects in practice. To guide the study, research questions were designed to obtain responses which helped to ascertain the efficacy of current training and policy practices and how they test the verbal presentation skills of architects in Nigeria. The study revealed a consensus among educators, graduate architects and architects in practice that adjustments are required in schools of architecture and professional monitoring bodies to see that the training regime included as a matter of necessity, subjects and measures that require that proficiency in verbal presentation techniques. A major review is required of the training curricular of universities and polytechnics to include the teaching of technical speaking skills for architecture and allied professions.