Quality Assurance Efficaciousness of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Pakistan

Ghulam Shabir


The trends of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Pakistan is due to the projected opportunities and challenges of worldwide to address the current major issues regarding the youth unemployment, poverty and competitiveness in skills development. To overcome these issues there should be the TVET of world level in Pakistan and it’s only possible through the quality assurance of TVET. In current scenario of faster change in the labour markets the quality assurance of TVET has a vital importance.The purpose of this paper therefore is to examine the impact of quality assurance on TVET in Pakistan. The targeted populations were Government College of Technology (GCT), Government Technical Training Centre (GTTC) for boys and girls and private technical institutes and vocational training institutes (VTI) that were situated in the major cities of Pakistan from which a sample size of 5000 staff and student respondents were selected using purposive sampling technique. The data was collected through the likert scale questionnaires and a quantitative research technique was used. The collected data was analyzed by using SPSS software in two aspects one for quality assurance indicators individual impact analysis while other for the combined effect analysis of quality assurance indicators on the TVET. The major finding from the survey is that the impact of quality assurance on the TVET is notice able for the progress, national development, positive perception of TVET, world of work level skills, world level curriculum, employability and industrial perception skills. There is need for the policymaker to focus on the critical areas such as infrastructures and proper financial supports of TVET institutions in Pakistan.

Keywords: Technical Vocational Education and Training, Quality Assurance, Educational Objectives

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