The introduction of Technical & Vocational Education Training was first initiated by the Missionaries. Unfortunately, this did not fit into the prevailing liberal curriculum as the products of such schools had slim chances of securing White-collar jobs. As a result, both students and parents then and now viewed Technical & Vocational Education Training as an educational arrangement for low-achievers who could not succeed in purely academic secondary school, but prepared for a Blue-collar career in a society where upward mobility depended on purely academic career, a perception that almost smothered TVET nation-wide.

There are other problems be-deviling TVET in Nigeria such as dilapidated infrastructure, obsolete equipment and work tools, inadequate qualified teachers and instructors to meet with current industry skills, introduction of subjects with overloaded curriculum, lack of proper funding by some governors, lack of sensitization of TVET in Nigeria, inadequate number of Technical Colleges, lack of entrepreneurial programme, poor motivation of teachers. This trend in no small measure frustrated the enrolment of candidates into TVET; consequently, our society lacks skilled technicians: bricklayers, carpenters, painters, auto-mechanics e.t.c which has affected every facet of the economy even in Lagos State.

TVET cannot be overemphasized because this is the engine for Economic growth. Progressive economic growth is not just in a nation that buys and sells but it also encompasses the actual production of these goods to be sold. These goods cannot be produced without skilled technicians.…READ MORE

Mr. Akinwumi Ambode

The present administration in the State led by His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has taken giant steps in addressing the challenges of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in order to take it to the next level…Read more