THE ROLE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT THE ROLE OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (VTE) IN NIGERIA
Vocational and Technical Education have become imperative in the 21st century considering the
significant role it plays to the socio-economic development of every society. This paper titled “the
role of vocational and technical education in Nigeria Democratic dispensation is written to
appraise the significant role of Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria society especially in
the fourth republic of the democratic dispensation. The paper elicited data from secondary sources
such as textbook, magazines, Journals, newspapers and periodicals. The paper concludes that the
quest for improved skill acquisition and youth empowerment could be achieved if technical and
vocational education is aggressively enhanced by injecting funds into Polytechnic education so as
to address the problems of unemployment and economic instability bedeviling the nation.
Therefore, the paper recommends that the nation’s policies and programmes be adequately
strengthened to address the challenges facing TVE in Nigeria.