Fostering Students’ Enrolment in Technical Education Programmes Through Career Guidance and Occupational Awareness
Education Journal
Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 125-132
Received: May 1, 2017; Accepted: May 12, 2017; Published: Jul. 4, 2017
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Jane Itohan Oviawe, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
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Technical, vocational education and training (TVET) plays a vital role all over the world in addressing youth unemployment, poverty and skills development. This type of education remains greatly detested by the majority of Nigerian parents and students as observed by in the low enrolment into technical colleges. It is line with this that this paper examines the concept of technical education, enrolment in technical education programmes, causes of low enrolment in technical education programmes in Nigeria. It also suggests ways of using career guidance and occupational awareness to encourage enrolment in technical education programmes.
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Technical Education, Enrolment, Career Guidance, Occupational Awareness
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Jane Itohan Oviawe, Fostering Students’ Enrolment in Technical Education Programmes Through Career Guidance and Occupational Awareness, Education Journal. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017, pp. 125-132. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20170604.11
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