TVET: REVOLUTION IN LAGOS STATE

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 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…READ MORE

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