Challenges Facing Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria

Emmanuel E. Inyiagu

Abstract


The challenge of unemployment, job creation and skills development and training in order for jobs to become a reality for more people is likely to become accentuated. Considering the era when the forces of economy are highly fluctuating and are becoming unstable. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) appeared as one of the major counter balance force that will transform the economy, by creating skilled work force that could operate independently in the labour market. Based on that, this paper discussed the role TVET plays toward creating sustainable jobs for our teeming unemployed and underemployed youth in Nigeria. The paper also highlighted the consequences of neglecting TVET on Nigeria’s economy Issues and challenges that needed TVET Intervention and International Trends in Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) were also discussed. The paper finally recommended that, to reduce the burden of unemployment and poverty on the youths, the government should improve funding in this critical sector and increase access to technical and vocational education for the ever-growing youths.

 

Keywords: Technical Education, Vocational Training, Job Creation, Skills Development


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