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Strategizing Vocational and Technical Education Towards Best Global Practices for Accelerated Sustainable Development in Nigeria

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The paper is on strategizing Technical and Vocational Education towards best global practice for accelerated sustainable development of Nigeria. The paper examines implementation of Technical and Vocational Education policies for effective and efficient acquisition of knowledge, techniques and skills for sustainable development. The paper pointedly discussed economic development through functional vocational and technical education for accelerated national development and transformation. The paper also attempt to highlight the important of functional vocational and technical education for rapid economic development. The paper suggest/recommends among others that the Federal, States and Local Governments in Nigeria should set up a strong and viable supervisory and management teams for effective and efficient supervision and management of the available meager resources for accelerated transformation of Nigeria. Furthermore, government at all levels in Nigeria should provide adequate support for continuous training of teachers and students of technical and vocational so that technical and vocational education graduates produced in Nigeria should have the ability to stimulate inventions and generate innovative ideas inline with best global best practice for sustainable development and transformation of Nigeria.
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  • Technical Education Department, College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Nigeria
  • Vocational and Technical Education Department, Benue State University, Makurdi Nigeria
  • Vocational and Technical Education Department, Benue State University, Makurdi Nigeria
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