WEALTH CREATION THROUGH VOCATIONAL AND TECHNOL0GY EDUCATION

A MEASURE TO CHECK YOUTHS' RESTIVENESS FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY NIGERIA

  • SYLVANUS SUNDAY OJIDU KOGI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ANKPA
Keywords: Spirit of entrepreneur, unemployment in Nigeria, school graduates, youth unemployment

Abstract

The rate of unemployment in Nigeria is alarming to such extent that the teeming school graduates roam the streets in search of jobs that do not exist. This paper noted that for training to be meaningful to youths such vocational training must be related to their realities of employment, otherwise youths would be exposed to frustrations and other vices. This is because, employment would lead to wealth creation through Vocational and Technology Education and serve as a measure for checking youths' restiveness for national development in the 21st century Nigeria: There are several dimensions to the problem of youth unemployment accompanied by restiveness. According to Idris (2011), if young people are provided with employment opportunities, they can become productive assets and take their part in mainstream society by offering the best of their skills and talents. If this
opportunity is not forthcoming, there is a chance that disaffected youth will quickly turn to crime and violence in order to survive. The need to accord top priority to agriculture, use of call centres, etc in Nigeria with a view to tapping the vast economic potentials in these sectors is fast becoming more fashionable to boost the economic prosperity of the country. By means of this, the youths will be gainfully employed to cater for their basic needs in the spirit of entrepreneur.

Author Biography

SYLVANUS SUNDAY OJIDU, KOGI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ANKPA

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Published
2018-08-15
Section
Articles