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Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria: Centenary Development and Challenges
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 3 (September)
Pages: 33-37   |   Vol. 1, No. 3, September 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Ogundele Alexander Gbenga, School of Technical Education, Kwara State College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi, Nigeria.
[2]
Waziri Umaru Mohammed, School of Technical Education, Kwara State College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi, Nigeria.
[3]
Idris B. B., School of Technical Education, Kwara State College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi, Nigeria.
Abstract
This paper examines the perspective of Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria, the objectives of the program, and its challenges considering the unemployment rate, which is on the increase. In 1895, Reverend Hope Wandell from the Presbyterian Church of Scotland founded the first training institute (technical college) in Calabar, Nigeria. As at then, programs developed were tailoring, carpentry, and some commercial subjects in secretarial studies which initially gave room for job generation in the area of the programs were not adequately funded which led to the collapse of many technical institutions and programs across the country, contributing to Nigeria’s high rate of unemployment with 23.90 percent in 2011 from 21.10 percent in 2010.
Keywords
Career, Vocational, Technical Education, Unemployment
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