International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 115


Strategies for global reforms in business teacher education towards self-reliance in Nigeria

Chukwurah C. Chris
Department of Vocational and Special Education, University of Calabar, Calabar. Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 June 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011



Nigeria as a country had advocated for the type of education that would enhance the needed self-reliance for the learners and the society. Reforming business education programme would help in achieving the much desired self-reliance in Nigeria. This paper examined the conceptual issues of Business Teacher Education such Issues are: quality of candidates for business teachers training programme, training facilities, funding, quality of lecturers and relevance of business teacher education curriculum to the needs of the society. The paper made case for strategies for global reforms that will reinvigorate business teacher education programme towards attaining self-reliance in Nigeria.


Key words: Strategies, global reforms, business teacher education, curriculum, self-reliance.