EXPECTED CONTRIBUTIONS OF TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAl EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN REVOLUTIONIZING THE NIGERIAN WORKFORCE
As the world and everything therein are rapidly and constantly changing, rapid
changes in curricula and practices of technical, vocational education and training (TVET) overtime are predicted. These changes will throw up new jobs requiring new skills and new knowledge for the workforce. Unfortunately, the Nigerian workforce lacks the basic technical skills, knowledge, attitudes and aptitudes for productive work in industries and for social services. However, scattered efforts are being made by organised private sector to remedy this but this is not enough to
provide the required technical manpower. There is therefore the need for well
coordinated and deliberate efforts through properly organised and focused TVET
programmes that should provide the technical manpower required for the current technological development initiatives. Some recommendations are made.