Status of Technical and Vocational Education in Rural Institutions in Delta State Nigeria
This study was aimed at assessing the state of technical and vocational
education in rural institutions in Delta State. Three research questions guided the study. A sample size of fifty (50) principals from 50 rural institutions in Delta State was used for the study. Data were collected using a questionnaire. The study reveals that the state of human resources for teaching technical and vocational subjects in rural institutions is poor. Also, the state of infrastructural facilities is inadequate. Based on the findings, it was recommended that Delta State government should employ qualified technical and vocational subject teachers and provide adequate infrastructural facilities for teaching technical and vocational subjects in rural institutions in the State. In addition, community leaders should donate consumable materials, machines and infrastructural facilities to rural institutions for teaching and learning technical and vocational subjects.
Keywords: Technical and vocational education; Higher education reform.
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