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

Table of Content: November 2011; 3(8)

November 2011

The role of stakeholders in building adequate competences in students for the job market

  Competency is the acquisition of appropriate knowledge, attitudes, personality traits and skills to efficiently perform work place roles in industry, commerce, management and administration.  Job competency is so important that employers always seek for people with such qualities before they are employed. It is therefore incumbent on educational institutions to train graduates to acquire the needed...

Author(s): Emmanuel Amankwah and Patrick Swanzy

November 2011

The effects of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on higher education: From objectivism to social constructivism

  Higher education has been on the rollercoaster for the last couple of decades with the advent of the first personal computer in the 1980s and then the internet in the 1990s and not only explicitly in terms of using innovative digital gadgets, but also implicitly in perceptions about and approaches to e-learning from behaviourism through cognitive to social constructivism or more specifically, from transmitted...

Author(s): Chirag J. Patel, Vidya S. Gali, Dhaval V. Patel and Ramesh D. Parmar

November 2011

The key challenges to peace in Nigeria

  Nigeria is faced by various devastating political and socio-economic conditions, with about 250 multicultural ethnic nationalities; Nigeria is plagued by religious, ethnic, communal and resource conflict. Large resources and benefits from oil wealth could not touch the lives of the people. Allegiances to ethnic groups come first before the Nigeria state. Resource control agitations in the Niger Delta have...

Author(s):   Sunday Iduh

November 2011

Demonstrating quality: Evaluation of institutional and programme accreditation in Ghana

  In response to the challenges of enhancing quality higher education, the government of Ghana established the National Accreditation Board (NAB), charged with the responsibility of ensuring the quality of higher education in Ghana. In pursuit of its mandate, the Board evolved a system of institutional and programme accreditation to ensure conformity with minimum standards and to enhance quality. This paper...

Author(s): Godwin Utuka