Towards Boosting Vocational and Technical Education for Self-reliance; Issues and Panorama

Yahaya Tukur, Nana Aisha Kaigamma, Abdulrahman Saidu


The Target date is 2015 when Education shall be for All (EFA).   This is one of the anticipated outcomes of educational reforms of the present administration.   Other aspects of the reforms that permeate the entire sectors of the economy include health, transport, housing and finance, just to mention a few, all of which are aimed at meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This            paper     identifies some of the implementation problems of And Technical Education which range from  inadequate  facilities,  curriculum  defect,  use  of incompetent  (non-professional)  teachers,   dearth   of  qualified   and Technical  education   teachers,   etc. Consequent upon this, the paper posited that, as an aspect of education, the And Technical Education  prcgrammes  should  be  re-strategized  through   Repositioning  and   re-engineering in the area of curriculum restructuring, engagement of professionally qualified and competent teachers, government release of adequate funds for equipment   procurements,   among   others,   towards   overcoming   the   inherent implementation problems.    This strategy would not only ensure the economic empowerment of Nigeria, but also facilitate rapid national economic development. Anything short of this shall make "Education for AH" become "Education for None".

Keywords: Repositioning, Vocational, Technical, Education, Strategy and Developing

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