Vocational and Technicaleducation: A Reflection on Formal and Non Formal Entrepreneurership Education in Nigeria

Kire Charles G., Husayn Mahmud Muhammad


The size of labor force in Nigeria is at a continuous increase day by day. The pre and post independent Nigerian governments have continuously drawn out policies of Vocational and Technical education to satisfy the ever changing needs.  These policies and role of Millennium Development Goals (M.D.G.) with the non-formal training in vocational areas have been appraised to determine their realization and functionality of an active private sector economy. Though the non-formal training lacks the privilege of government policies, it has however, made contributions in terms of service delivery and entrepreneurship. The formal training approach in Vocational and Technical Education in schools and colleges are constrained by several impediments towards the realization of national policies. Major among the identified constraints are inadequate funding, poorly trained teachers, decaying infrastructure and poor technological environments.  This paper examines possible areas of cooperation between formal and informal training with a view to providing the needed panacea for renewed vigor in Vocational and Technical education in Nigeria.

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