Re-Engineering Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria for Greater Quality Service Delivery in the 21st Century for Sustainable Development

Solomon Ukuma, John Ochinyabo Ochedikwu

Abstract


The paper is on re-engineering Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria for greater quality service delivery in the 21st century for sustainable development. The paper discussed how the signs in vocational and technical education sub-sector are not encouraging for instance lack of qualified vocational and technical education teachers, lack of workshops, machines, hand tools and other infrastructures in view of the above, technical and vocational education is preached by various successive governments since independence in Nigeria institutions of learning and not practiced. The paper discussed needed changes in vocational and technical education instructional delivery for empowerment and employment and instructions should be geared towards the self reliant of Nigerian citizen in future and it would also enhance scientific and technological development for actualization of vision 20:2020. The paper also discussed vocational and technical education research and development (R&D) as a means of global economic recovery and job creation in Nigeria. This would bring about innovative ideas, techniques, skill and professional suggestions to revitalize vocational and technical education. Finally, the paper concludes that, research should be conducted in vocational and technical education and recommendations faithfully implemented to the later for greater service delivery in the 21st century for sustainable national development in Nigeria.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n6p97


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