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Pages: 6363-6368
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2441

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: A PANACEA TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

Vocational Education is pivotal to the development of youths all over the world. This is even more important in a developing economy like Nigeria, where about half of the population are youths and the rate of unemployment is high. The focus of this paper is to examine how vocational education can be leveraged for economic development and as a means of reducing youth unemployment in Nigeria. This was carried out using interviews of fifteen youth and ten lecturers selected randomly from Covenant University Ota Community. The data obtained were content analysed. The results suggest the various ways in which vocational education can be incorporated into the formal education of youths and the aspects of vocational education that youths would be more likely to want to participate in. The implications of the findings for research, education and policy are discussed.
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author = {Taiwo, A.F. and Oluwatayo, A.A. and Dare-Abel, O.A. and Apata, O.O. and Alabi, J.T. and Chima, O.N. and Williams, O.A.},
title = {VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: A PANACEA TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.2441},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.2441},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {6363-6368}}
TY - CONF
AU - A.F. Taiwo AU - A.A. Oluwatayo AU - O.A. Dare-Abel AU - O.O. Apata AU - J.T. Alabi AU - O.N. Chima AU - O.A. Williams
TI - VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: A PANACEA TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2441
PY - 2017
Y1 - 3-5 July, 2017
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN17 Proceedings
SP - 6363
EP - 6368
ER -
A.F. Taiwo, A.A. Oluwatayo, O.A. Dare-Abel, O.O. Apata, J.T. Alabi, O.N. Chima, O.A. Williams (2017) VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: A PANACEA TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 6363-6368.
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