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: 114

Full Length Research Paper

Challenges of women in technical and vocational education: A case study of federal college of education (technical), Gusau

Agbara Williams
  • Agbara Williams
  • Department of Economics, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.
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Chagbe M. Becky
  • Chagbe M. Becky
  • Department of Home Economics, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau, Nigeria.
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Achi T. Theophilus
  • Achi T. Theophilus
  • Department of Business Management, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 10 October 2015
  •  Accepted: 21 April 2016
  •  Published: 31 January 2018


This study investigate challenges of women in technical and vocational education; a case study of Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau. The concept of technical and vocational education was discussed and review of related literature was done. The use of questionnaire to get data for this study was employed. Tables and percentages were used to analyze the data and chi-square was used to test impact of the variables and it was found that women in technical and vocational education face the challenges of financial constraint, sexual harassment, child birth during course of study and inadequate educational facilities/unqualified lecturers. These challenges have a negative impact on the quest of women in technical and vocational education. The study concludes that government should provide stipends, good learning environment and necessary educational facilities to women who are into vocational and technical education.
Key words: Technical, vocational, education, women, challenges.