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Adewale , B. A. and Aderonmu, P. A and Fulani, O. and Babalola, Daniel Olatunde (2018) SOCIETAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET), 9 (8). pp. 1029-1040. ISSN Print: 0976-6340 and ISSN Online: 0976-6359

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This paper looks at societal views of vocational technical education (VTE) in order to providing basis for improvement on the holistic framework of formal education. A cross-sectional study involving 100 parents and prospective university students was carried out in Ota and Ifo LGAs of Ogun State, Nigeria between January and February 2016. Simple percentages and frequencies were used to present the data coded with SPSS. Results showed that although members of the society were aware of the benefits of vocational education, they preferred their children to enrol for general formal education because of the prestige associated with it. It is recommended that vocational education be included in elementary school curriculum. Also, at secondary education level, where it is already part of the curriculum, every student may need to be indoctrinated to offer at least one vocational subject (practical-based) in the line of interest. In the same vein, entrepreneurial development studies should be driven proactively in tertiary institution even to the extent of awarding a second certificate in vocational education. Furthermore, after tertiary education, strategic policy with implementation strategies should be put in place by interested stakeholders including governmental, non-governmental and private organisations in order to ensure that fresh graduates establish the trades learned alongside white collar jobs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, formal education, Ogun state, vocational education
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 12:51
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 12:51

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