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Paradigm Shift from Technical and Vocational Education and Training to Technical and Vocational Skill Development for National Economic Development

Medayeidun, M. S.; Shodipe, O. T. and Aderoju, J. A.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The wind of change in the education sector is paramount and calls for a paradigm shift from general education to the inclusion of technical and vocational education and training to improve not only the individual learners but also to enhance economic development in the country. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) suffered stereotyping from parents, students and other stakeholders and was perceived to be education option for dropout and less than average intelligence. Therefore, the introduction of Technical and Vocational Skill Development (TVSD) complements the thriving needs of TVET. In conclusion, the paradigm shift from TVET to TVSD does not really mean the eradication of TVET but more emphasis should be laid on technical and vocational skill training rather than theories. It was recommended that the government should give TVET a face lift to eradicate its public perceptions so that individuals can enrol in technical education and orientation programmes should be carried out to allow the public to know the employment benefits in TVET