Impact of Global Economic Crisis on Technical and Vocational Education Facilities in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

  • UG Mbaba
  • GA Akpan
  • AE Udofia


The study examined the relationship between global economic crisis (GEC)
and inadequacy of facilities for administration of the Technical and
Vocational Education. The descriptive survey design with a random sample
of 100 technical teachers from a population of 139 technical teachers in all
six Technical Colleges in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria was used. A validated
instrument designed by the researchers; called Global Economic Crisis
factors and TVE facilities Questionnaire with the KR-21 reliability index of
.93 was used to collect the data. Two null hypotheses were tested at .05 alpha
levels using the PPMC. Results showed that there are significant
relationships between (1) GEC and inadequacy of workshop facilities (¡ =.420, p < .05), (2) GEC and inadequacy of instructional media (¡ = .581, p< .05). Recommendations were made including that: (i) Government and the private sector should adequately fund the TVE and provide the training
facilities. (ii) Government should stimulate the economy and create jobs to
empower the private sector to partner with government towards funding of
the TVE.

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