SCHOOL-BASED APPROACHES TO SKILL IDENTIFICATION MODELS IN INTRODUCTORY TECHNOLOGY UNDER THE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION (UBE) SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
Uwaifo, V. O.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The achievement of self-reliance by any nation depends to some extent on the availability of trained skilled labour force which is a means of making people to be good workers so as to be better performers in their own interest and that of the larger society. Introductory technology under the universal basic education (UBE) was structured to assist learners to develop interest in technology. The aim is that at the end of junior secondary school, technological ignorance will be reduced and solid foundation laid for students' entrance into a vocation of their choice. It was then expected that through effective teaching and learning of the course the pupils would acquire technological skills, and Nigeria by now would have been selfreliant like most other developed nations. Today, it is very obvious that the contrary seems to be the case. In order to further strengthen the teaching and learning of the subject, this paper analysis the present teaching pattern with the prevailing structure and suggested approaches to skill identification in school-based career that should be adopted and integrated with the UBE system of education, as a way of creating academic and vocational awareness in Nigeria youths and making the programme much more meaningful not only to the learners but to the citizenry at large.