Motivation in vocational education: a reform issue in tertiary institutions in cross river state
Working in a non-motivating environment is a nagging issue in various tertiary institutions in Cross River State .This dampens staff morale a great deal. However, the provision of motivation in work places will be a great boost to staff morale especially in Vocational Education. This paper discusses the meaning of motivation, the effect of motivation on staff behaviour and performance. Motivation is a factor which closely affects the performance of work and the overall efficiency of an organization. Motivation is useful when it is applied to staff to discover what prompts people to behave in a certain way. Recommendations are made that vocational education programme should be provided with a suitable environment, staff given due benefits and recognition in planning and implementation of the programme.
Key Words: Motivation, Vocational Education, Tertiary Institution, Performance, Staff satisfaction.