THE ROLE OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN ACTUALIZING VISION 20:2020

Chinwe Sussan Oguejiofor (PhD), Daniel Chukwudi Emefiele, Daniel Osamwonyi Iyoha

Abstract


The thrust of this paper was to identify the different potentials of vocational and technical education (VTE) that can be adopted for the realization of vision 20:2020. This paper examines the concept of vocational and technical education, the aims and objectives of vocational and technical education, and the Nigeria vision 20:2020 project of the federal government of Nigeria were fully discussed. The paper went further to discuss the various ways of using VTE in actualizing vision 20:2020. This paper finally recommended that government should work collaboratively with the private sector to maintain and expand vocational education and training in Nigeria. Stakeholders of VTE should provide a clear vision and mission for the programme, and these vision and mission should be fully implemented. Policymakers should introduce legislation related to new reform initiatives to sustain employer and private sector commitment to VTE. Vocational and technical education teachers and students should be motivated through special scholarship awards for further studies within and outside the country. Moreover the government should make adequate allocation of resources for vocational and technical education.


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Vocational and technical education, Vision 20:2020, Nigerian Vision 20:2020

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