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: 110

Full Length Research Paper

Repositioning technical and vocational education toward eradicating unemployment in Nigeria

Olajide, Sunday Emmanuel
  • Olajide, Sunday Emmanuel
  • Department of Estate Management, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 20 November 2013
  •  Accepted: 30 June 2015
  •  Published: 31 July 2015


The problem of unemployment in Nigeria, especially among the youths has been variously expressed to be alarming if not endemic. As a result of this, various recommendations had been proffered toward ameliorating the menace unfortunately to no avail. Hence, the essence of this research work is to examine the repositioning of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) as a panacea to unemployment in Nigeria. Data were sourced through primary and secondary means - use of structured questionnaire, review of necessary literature, direct interview with Stakeholders in Technical and Vocational Education. Purposive sampling method was adopted in which those that matter in TVE in Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti were interviewed. 100 sets of questionnaire were administered. Five (5) each were administered in each academic office within the campus. Result of findings showed that the original intention of Vocational and Technical Education had been distorted, hence the need for a sincere repositioning in the area of adequate funding, infrastructural development, human capital development, educational policy restructuring toward skill acquisition, research development, and the need to reposition the regulatory body (NBTE) among others.

Key words: Education, eradication, Nigeria, repositioning, technical, unemployment, vocational.