Vol. 1(1) pp. 016-023, June 2016  

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Full Length Research Paper

Constraints and Remedy to Quality Vocational Skills Development among Vocational Education Students in Nigeria as Perceived by Vocational Educators

Mkpughe Christiana Ifeyinwa1 and Igberadja Serumu2*

1Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State.
2Independent Researcher, Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: zerumuhjack@yahoo.co.uk 

Accepted 12 April 2016


The purpose of this study is to ascertain the constraints to quality vocational skills development amongst vocational education students in Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and 2 hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The descriptive survey research design was used and the population of the study was all the vocational educators in universities and colleges of education in South-South Nigeria. 300 vocational educators were selected using simple random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire, and data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation for research questions and t-test to test the hypotheses. The paper concluded that the institutional constraints to vocational skills development include shortage of qualified vocational educators, and inadequate training facilities. Therefore, it was recommended that adequate and qualified vocational educators, and provision of adequate training facilities amongst others.

Keywords: Contraints, Quality, Vocational-Skills-Development, Vocational-Education, Student, and Nigeria.

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