Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017, Page: 18-21
Skill Development in Vocational and Technical Education for Graduates Employability in Tertiary Institutions in Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Festus Chukwunwendu Akpotohwo, Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
Alfred-Jaja, Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
Stella Wellington-Igonibo, Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
Cletus Ogeibiri, Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 25, 2016;       Accepted: Dec. 8, 2016;       Published: Jan. 10, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.her.20170201.14      View  1791      Downloads  49
Abstract
This descriptive survey study investigated the skill development in vocational and technical education for graduates’ employability in tertiary institutions. The design of the study was survey design. The study was carried out in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Three purposes of study and three corresponding research questions guided the study. The sample for the study was 200 made up of students in the Departments of vocational and technical education in two (2) tertiary institutions in the study area. A structured questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. The findings show that personal reliability and economic adaptability are skills needed by graduates for employability in tertiary institutions in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Based on the findings the following recommendations were made; the content of skill vocational programme in the Nigerian high institutions should be made more practical than theoretical so that graduate can be self-employed rather than seeking for white collar jobs. This finding should be made available to tertiary institutions in the state and country at large to serve as blueprint for policy makers and curriculum planners.
Keywords
Skill Development, Vocational and Technical Education, Graduates, Employability, Tertiary Institutions
To cite this article
Festus Chukwunwendu Akpotohwo, Alfred-Jaja, Stella Wellington-Igonibo, Cletus Ogeibiri, Skill Development in Vocational and Technical Education for Graduates Employability in Tertiary Institutions in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Higher Education Research. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 18-21. doi: 10.11648/j.her.20170201.14
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