CONSTRAINTS TO THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTENTATION OF VOCATIONAL/ TECHNICICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IN PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KABBA/BUNU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

  • Romanus EDOKA Department of Electrical/Electronics Technology, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba.
  • Stephen Adeniyi ADEBAYO 2Department of Automobile Technology, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba.
Keywords: Vocational education, Private Schooling, Nigeria

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to identify the constraints to the effective implementation of vocational/technical education program in private secondary schools in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State. The research work was limited to four randomly selected private
secondary schools and addressed the following research questions: What students' factors affect the non-implementations of vocational education program in Nigerian private secondary schools? What facilities factors affect the non-implementations of vocational education program in Nigerian private secondary schools? What teachers' factors affect the non-implementations of vocational/technical education program in Nigerian private secondary schools and what government /parental factors affect the non-implementations of vocational/technical education program in Nigerian private secondary schools. The main instrument for data collection was a questionnaire administered to about 20% of the target population of teachers (N=24) and students (N=72) in the Kabba area. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics including the sample mean and grand population mean. The findings reveal a dearth of professional and qualified teachers for the teaching of vocational/technical subjects; inadequate infrastructure and equipment in schools; insufficient instructional materials and books in schools; and that schools are generally poorly financed. Two key recommendations are that adequate infrastructure should be provided in schools and properly equipped for functional teaching and learning, and that an enlightenment' campaign should be carried out in the society to emphasize the importance of technical and vocational education.

Published
2021-06-18