Maintenance of Standards in Vocational Education in Nigeria: Implication for Occupational Choice and Skills Development of Students

  • Ezekiel O Akpan
  • Okon E Nsa
  • Nsini A Akpan

Abstract

Standards are measured with whatever be the needs and acceptable norms of the society. Standards in education are also judged by what the society requires. The Nigerian Society requires that youths come out of schools with saleable skills for employment or self-reliance to reduce unemployment. It is very true to say that the standard of education in Nigeria has fallen greatly. This is because the products of the school system flood the streets of this country without any skill to show that they went to school. There are no employment opportunities for them, and they cannot help themselves since they are unemployable due to lack of saleable skills. Most of them can neither read nor write well. It is vocational education that can help this country out of this problem. This paper looks at standards in vocational education in terms of Supervision, Curriculum, Methods of Instructional Delivery, Equipment, and Quality of Teaching Staff.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(4), 45-54, 2011

Author Biographies

Ezekiel O Akpan
Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Okon E Nsa
Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Nsini A Akpan
Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo, Nigeria
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