REPOSITIONING TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN AGENDA FOR RENEWED HOPE IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Dr. Umar Adamu Kwami

Abstract

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) is a significant conduit for empowering the youth with skills capable of improving self-reliance and societal development. However, a gap exists in its effective operation, particularly in Nigeria. This paper outlines the need for repositioning TVET to better equip Nigerian youths for engendering prospects and entrepreneurship. The focus is on restructuring TVET's instructional and operational frameworks in line with the modern industry demands and international best practices. Furthermore, the article suggests reviewing the National Policy on Education (NPE) to accommodate the rising need for practical skills, entrepreneurship, and innovations. The paper also proffers strategies of revamping TVET into a more efficient system. These strategies include: career guidance and counselling, enhancing skill development, encouraging entrepreurship, technical teacher education development among others.  Emphasis is also laid on the importance of forming mutually beneficial partnerships between TVET institutions, industries and relevant stakeholders. The paper proffered recommendations to the repositioning of TVET for empowering youths with entrepreneurship skills and thereby reducing unemployment. It was concluded that repositioning TVET for youth empowerment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria requires concerted effort from various stakeholders. It is therefore, imperative for policymakers and educators to prioritize the modernization and revitalization of TVET with a future-oriented approach to achieve the renewed hope agenda of the current administration.

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Published

2024-02-14

How to Cite

Adamu Kwami, D. U. . (2024). REPOSITIONING TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN AGENDA FOR RENEWED HOPE IN NIGERIA . BW Academic Journal, 7. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/1751