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ERIC Number: EJ1089786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and a Way Forward
Okoye, Reko; Arimonu, Maxwell Onyenwe
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n3 p113-118 2016
Technical education, as enshrined in the Nigerian national policy on education, is concerned with qualitative technological human resources development directed towards a national pool of skilled and self reliant craftsmen, technicians and technologists in technical and vocational education fields. In Nigeria, the training of technical personnel has witnessed many challenges ranging from policies which have no beaming with our problems, curriculum that has little or no relationship with workplace and social needs, embezzlement of fund meant for education development purposes, lack of teacher motivation, inadequate facilities, inadequate funding, brain drain, poor staff training, bribery and corruption. This paper intends to critically examine some of the issues, challenges and way forward of technical, vocational education and training(TVET) in Nigeria and to suggest ways of improving the teaching and learning of technical and vocational education with greater interest and enthusiasm.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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