Rethinking Vocational Education in Nigeria
  • Author(s): Famous E. Akpoyibo ; Ezechukwu, O.A
  • Paper ID: 1702626
  • Page: 64-70
  • Published Date: 22-03-2021
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 4 Issue 9 March-2021

Educational systems practiced in Nigeria x-rayed with emphasis on vocational education. Vocational education is the system of education that involves less theory but more practical with numerous advantages amongst which are to be self-employed, job creation, secure job, reduces crime rate, decreases capital flight, increases standard of living. Nigerian youths suffer job deprivation for lack of required skills, hence, the study is to inform and persuade individuals to develop interest in vocational education. Colonial masters initially kept this system of education to themselves, exposed Nigerians to only paper qualifications introduced by missionaries along religious lines for the purpose of preaching, clerical and administrative duties. Nigerians were importing virtually every manufactured good, since the skills were not available. Scenario analysis and secondary sources were used. The study reveals that the secret behind some countries fast developing, becoming developed arises from their seriousness with vocational education. Consequently, Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa approves 19 new technical (vocational) institutions in Delta State to place the State ahead of others primarily to enable the youths create jobs and or be self-employed. Similarly, Joemarine and Izisco are maritime and technological (vocational) institutions own by indigenes of Burutu Local Government, Delta state, Nigeria in furtherance of vocational education.


Education, Export, Maritime, Skills, Qualification, Vocational


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Famous E. Akpoyibo , Ezechukwu, O.A "Rethinking Vocational Education in Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 4 Issue 9 2021 Page 64-70

Famous E. Akpoyibo , Ezechukwu, O.A "Rethinking Vocational Education in Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 4(9)