Imperatives of Vocational Education and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
Education is seen as one of the most powerful instrument man has devised so far to shape his own fortune. Vocational education in particular is the cornerstone for any sustainable technological development. Its relevant practical training components hold the key to Nigeria becoming technologically developed. The foundation necessary to develop science and technology in Nigeria is obviously the right type of education. Science and technology has to be taught and studied systematically at all levels of education. Evidently, technological transfer is dependent on science and technology education, because scientist and technologists are key tools required in industrial, infrastructural and economic development. The roles vocational education play in contributing to sustainable development is the focal point of this paper. This paper also tries to present an over-view of the various special skill areas of vocational education for promoting sustainable development and employability in the light of the present political and social realities in Nigeria.
Key words: Vocational, Sustainability, Technology, Special Skill.