Quality Implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition for Technology And Economic Development In Nigeria

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Ikutal Ajigo Edet David Asuquo Abeng Christiana Oliver


This study examined quality implementation of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) and entrepreneurial skill acquisition for technology and economic development in Nigeria. It looked at standard of admissions policy, quality of personnel and standard of facilities. Three research hypotheses guided the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population comprised heads of department, units’ heads, senior non-academic staff, 300 and 200 levels students of 2016/2017 academic session from TVE department in two institutions. A sample of 135 respondents out of a population of 562 was drawn from University of Calabar (UNICAL) and Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) for the study. Of this number, 125 representing 92.59% return rate was achieved. Census technique was used to select the staff, while purposive sampling was adopted in choosing 300 and 200 levels students in the 2016/2017 academic sessions. On the other hand, systematic sampling was adopted in selecting 300 and 200 levels students that actually responded to the instrument. A validated researcher- made four point rating scale questionnaire captioned “Quality Implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition for Technology and Economic Development Questionnaire” (QITVEESATEDQ) was used for data collection. A reliability estimate of 0.71 was achieved for the instrument using Cronbach reliability coefficient after a pilot test was carried out. Data collected was analyzed using linear regression statistical tool and all hypotheses were tested at .05 significant level. Findings revealed that admissions policy, quality of personnel and standard of facilities in TVE departments significantly influence the acquisition of entrepreneurial skill for technology and economic development. It was therefore recommended among others that only merit should be the basis for granting admissions into TVE programs if it must lead to the acquisition of adequate entrepreneurial skill for technology and economic development.


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Ajigo, I., Asuquo, E., & Oliver, A. (2018). Quality Implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition for Technology And Economic Development In Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific Research and Management, 6(01), EL-2018. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.18535/ijsrm/v6i1.el01
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