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Planning technical and vocational education for youth empowerment in Nigeria.

Okunola, P.O.; Madumere, S.C.; Ogundiran, S.O.

Abstract:
This paper presents views on the state of Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria and how this aspect of education has affected national development in terms of Youth empowerment. The indices used are discussed along the key parameters such as the nature of technical education in Nigeria, vocational education, technical/vocational education and youth empowerment as well as youth empowerment versus employment. The challenges facing technical and vocational education in Nigeria are also discussed. Attempts are made to critically assess, though not into details, technical and vocational education policies and practices as well as the ground impacts on the national economic, political, social and cultural development of Nigeria. The purpose of the aforementioned is to establish a basis for some reforms in the ways and manners technical/vocational education is handled in the country. Conclusion and recommendations are also made.

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Document Title: Planning technical and vocational education for youth empowerment in Nigeria.
City and Country: Nigeria


Date:2010
Document Type:Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Institutional Management
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Technical Education, Vocational Education and Training VET, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Institutions, Institutional Management, Institutional Planning, Economic Development, Youth Empowerment


File Size:47 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author
Date Added:24 February 2010


Okunola, P.O.; Madumere, S.C.; Ogundiran, S.O. (2010). Planning technical and vocational education for youth empowerment in Nigeria.Research Paper.