VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: THE ROAD-MAP TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Abstract: The paper appraises genuine vocational and technical education as holding the key to the socio-economic advancement of this country. In doing this, it x-rays the conceptual definitions and the myriads of problems confronting it. It brings into fore the impacts on national development as well as the prospects available. Appropriate recommendations were made such as; that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and Teachers in the field should take up the campaign for more funds. It also recommended that remuneration of vocational and technical teachers be up-graded to reduce their tendency to migrate to the industries in search for greener pastures. This and other recommendations were made that the educational sub-sector might be fully activated to provide the relevant vocation and technical skills for the Nation’s socio-economic development.

  • Authors Name: Ofulue Justina Ifeanyi., Okonkwo Nwakwushue Justina I.

  • Email: okonkwo.justina@mydspg.edu.ng