TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: A SOLUTION TO PRECARIOUS YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA

R. T. Akor, P. P. Agashi, F. T. Ekuje, J. A. Akoh, E. S. Ebenehi

Abstract


Unemployment is one of the most serious problems facing Nigeria like many other countries in the world. Nigeria is becoming a predominantly youth society with high rate of unemployment. The development of youth is critical to economic survival and vibrancy of any nation. In order for a country to achieve her development aspiration, the youths need to have access to education that will enable them to enhance their standard of living and gain competitive skills that will be in high demand in the labour market. Young people that lack skills that are valued in global and local economies face limited job opportunities and income growth. The changing nature of work today is placing increased pressure on the youths to acquire technical and vocational education skills. With the youths among the big losers of the recent economic crisis, technical and vocational education is often seen as the silver bullet to the problem of youth joblessness.

 

Article visualizations:

Hit counter

DOI

Keywords


technical and vocational education, skilled labour, self-reliant, youth unemployment

References


Ajibola, Y. M., & Soyemi, J. (2012). Achieving Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria through Technical and Vocational Education. The Missing Link. International Journal of Academic Research in Business Sociall Sciences. 2(2), 71-77.

Akerele, W. O. (2007). Management of technical and vocational education in Nigeria: The challenges of the country. Lagos Journal of Educational Administration and Planning 3 (1), 11-12.

Akintoye, I. R. (2008). Reducing Unemployment through the informal sector: A case study of Nigeria. European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, 11, 97–106.

Audu, R., Kamin, Y. B. & Balash, F. (2013). Technical and Vocational Education: As Veritable Tool for Eradicating Youth Unemployment. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences,, 8(2), 10–17.

Boateng, C. (2012). Restructuring Vocational and Technical Education in Ghana: The Role of Leadership Development. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(4), 108-114.

Catherine, K. & Jacob, M. (2014). Vocational Skills Development for Youths in the Informal Sector of the Economy in Africa. Journal of Business and Management, 15(6), 81–87.

Dike, V. E. (2009). Addressing Youth Unemployment and Poverty in Nigeria: Acall for action not rhetoric. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa,, 11(3), 129–151.

Doreo, P. (2013). The Nigerian Unemployment Challenge. Africa Report Features.

Ewelum, N. J & Ugochkwu, K. M. (2014). Community Services Training and Development: A Panacea for Employment Generation and Poverty Eradication in Families and Communities in Nigeria. International Journal of Management, 5(11), 86–95.

Kuruvilla, S., Erickson, C. L., & Hwang, A. (2002). An assessment of the Singapore skills development system: does it constitute a viable model for other developing countries? World Development, 30(8), 1461–1476.

Lee, J. A. (2008). Gender Equity Issues in Technology Education: A Qualitative Approach to Uncovering the Barriers. ProQuest.

Mustapha, R. B., & Greenan, J. P. (2002). The role of vocational education in economic development in Malaysia: educators’ and employers' perspectives. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 39(2), 58---73.

Nelson, O. A. (2013). A viable technical education curriculum: A tool for economic an technological development in Nigeria. Journal of Education,, 2(2), 22–26.

Oketch, M. O. (2007). To vocationalise or not to vocationalise? Perspectives on current trends and issues in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Africa. International Journal of Educational Development, 27(2), 220–234.

Okoye, K. R. F. and Chijioke, O. P. (2013). Complex Mix of Socio-Political Synergy on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria. Kuwait Chapter of Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review, 3(3), 28–40.

Oni, C. S. (2007). Globalization and Its Implications for Vocational Education in Nigeria. Essays in Education, 21, 32–43.

Salami, C. G. E. (2011). Entrepreneurships and Youth Unemployment in Nigeria: The Missing Link. Global Journal of Management and Business Research, 11(5), 20–26.

Salami, C. G. S. (2013). Youth unemployment in Nigeria: A time for creative intervention. International Journal of Business and Marketing Management, 1(2), 18–26.

Tessaring, M., & Wannan, J. (2010). Vocational education and training: Key to the future. Lisbon-Copenhagen-Maastricht: Mobilizing for.

UNESCO. (2004). International Expert Meeting “Learning for work, Citizen and Sustainability” UNESCO BONN-Germany.

Uwaifo, V. O. (2009). Industrializing the Nigerian society through creative skill acquisition vocational and technical education programme. International NGO Journal, 4(4), 142–145.

Wolf, A. (2011). Review of Vocational Education. The Wolf Report. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/180504/DFE-00031-2011.pdf

Zain, Z. M. (2008). TVET in Malaysia. Retrieved from http://dspace.unimap.edu.my/dspace/bitstream/123456789/7186/1/TVETinMalaysia.pdf




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.391

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2018 R. T. Akor, P. P. Agashi, F. T. Ekuje, J. A. Akoh, E. S. Ebenehi

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2015-2018. European Journal of Education Studies (ISSN 2501 - 1111) is a registered trademark of Open Access Publishing Group. All rights reserved.


This journal is a serial publication uniquely identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) serial number certificate issued by Romanian National Library (Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei). All the research works are uniquely identified by a CrossRef DOI digital object identifier supplied by indexing and repository platforms. All authors who send their manuscripts to this journal and whose articles are published on this journal retain full copyright of their articles. All the research works published on this journal are meeting the Open Access Publishing requirements and can be freely accessed, shared, modified, distributed and used in educational, commercial and non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).