Impact of vocational and entrepreneurship education on the economic growth of Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Oyenuga Anthony Oyetunde
  • Odunaike Kaolat Oluwafemi
  • Amoda Morili Bisola
Keywords: Curriculum Reform, BTVET, Development

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study that delved into the impact of vocational and entrepreneurship education (VEE) on the economic growth of Ogun State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated the extent to which VEE can enhance the economic growth of the state and the factors inhibiting its development. Data was collected from 250 VEE educators in the state. These responded to a questionnaire. The questionnaire was validated by six experts in VEE and, using Cronbach’s alpha, the reliability of the instrument was found to be .82. The data collected was analysed using means and standard deviation while the t-test statistics was used to test the hypotheses at .05 level of significance. It was found that VEE is a factor for the economic growth of the state. Therefore, it is recommended that VEE is given the priority that it deserves notably in the area of funding.

Keywords: Curriculum Reform; BTVET; Development

Published
2017-02-01
Section
Articles

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