More often than not, authors in this subject tend to be quite
sophisticated in their treatment of the various issues involved. The term research, which most authors used in their writings on this subject matter appears advanced and difficult, if not ambiguous, to many students in our tertiary institutions today.
Yet, every prospective graduate in our universities, polytechnics and
colleges of education has an obligation towards project writing as one of the key requirements for the award of certificates. This is against the odd of the unfortunate reality of very weak academic background of such students from the secondary school. Such a weak background probably accounted for the huge tendency, among prospective graduates in tertiary institutions, having preference for copious and unscrupulous duplication of other people’s project works from libraries.
This unfortunate practice has become so prevalent among all categories of students to such an extent that stakeholders in the educational development of Nigeria cannot continue to ignore. This book, therefore, intends to treat the subject of project writing from not just a practical perspective, which had already been done by several books in this area, but more importantly to present it from a rudimentary approach, seeking a basic understanding of the necessary skills required for its successful completion.
It is the belief of this author that the very advanced nature of
presentation adopted by most research methodology writers has helped to discourage many students from seeking a genuine understanding of this easy subject matter. Situations whereby the supervisor himself is hardly experienced enough in this skill further compound this problem. Being an old student of research methodology; both theoretically and practically and coupled with long experience of serving in research-related committees in both the university and the polytechnic systems for over a decade now, this author has come to the conclusion that basic approach to
project writing would be the much long awaited antidotes to this seemingly intractable cankerworm. Hence, the desirability and ample justification for this text.