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Impact of Vocational Training on Internally Displaced Women in Plateau State

S. Aletan
O. Longe
B.P. Zuhumben


The aim of vocational training for women in the IDPs camp is key to help transition back to normal life. This study examined the impact of  vocational training on internally displaced women in Plateau State. Two research questions guided the conduct of the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research method. The target population of the study comprised all internally displaced women in IDP camps  in Plateau State. This research was carried out in Riyom of Plateau State in North Central Nigeria. Sixty respondents were randomly  selected as sample for this study but at the end of the exercise, only Fifty-Five (55) were retrieved for data analysis. A structured inventory  was constructed and administered on the respondents for data collection. The data obtained were statistically analyzed using  simple percentages, mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that skill acquisition through Beads making has influence on the  economic status of women in IDP Camp in Plateau State; also, skill acquisition through soap making has influence on the health  status of IDP woman in Plateau State. It was recommended that the administration of the state and stakeholders should build vocational centers and equip them with basic amenities that will help with the vocational training educational facilities to improve the IDPs'  educational needs.

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