TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: A MEANS TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND THE REALIZATION OF NIGERIA VISION 20-20-20
Mshelia, A.G. and Abbas, L.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The importance of technical and vocational education to the economic development of Nigeria was reviewed in this study. Some areas where Nigerians can acquire vocational and technical skills include institutions of learning, NDE, and some centres/programmes that have been put in place by Government at all levels to encourage the acquisition of technical and vocational education. Factors such as poor policy implementation, funding, fraudulent practices, mismanagement of funds, politics in policy formulation and/or implementation, and lack of trainers militate against the success of most, if not all of such programmes. It was further observed that if the Federal Government's emphasis on self employment, and the vision 20-20-20 dream must be realized, then technical and vocational education must be given proper attention. Hence, establishment of more technical and vocational institutions, adequate funding of federal government programmes, and good incentives for technical and vocational teachers were among the recommendations.