UTILIZING COUNSELLING EDUCATION IN REPOSITIONING TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING (TVT) FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • ANTHONIA CHINONYELUM EGBO, Ph.D ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU
Keywords: counselling and vocational teachers, technical and vocational training, Technical vocational training

Abstract

This paper portrays the role of counselling education in repositioning technical and
vocational training for national study; questionnaires were distributed topurposively select technical and vocational education and counselling students and lecturers in three higher
institutions. The formulated objectives and hypotheses were tested with mean statistics, Pearson product correlation co-efficient (r) and the Spearman Rank-order correlation Coefficient
(rho). Findings revealed that, Technical vocational training werepoorly funded in
Nigerian tertiary institutions. There were also problem of curriculum teaching
methodology; trainees lacked counselling skills for a sustainable  entrepreneurship, poor
infrastructural development, inadequate opportunities for industrial experiences and
inadequate time for practicals. It was however recommended that, technical and vocational
trainees should be made to others acquire basic counselling skills; there should be massive
infrastructural development, qualified and experienced counselling and vocational
teachers should be attracted, employed and retained, among others.

Author Biography

ANTHONIA CHINONYELUM EGBO, Ph.D, ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS, FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Published
2018-08-14
Section
Articles