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Abstract

THE ROLE OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) AS AGENTS OF TACKLING UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY AMONGST TECHNICAL COLLEGE GRADUATES IN RIVERS STATE

Engr Amaechi, O. J., Orlu I., Obed O.O. and *Thomas C.G.

ABSTRACT

The study investigated the role of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as agents of tackling unemployment and poverty among technical college graduates in Rivers State. Four research questions guided the study. Survey research design was adopted in conducting the study. The total population for the study was 250 respondents which comprises of 60 technical college teachers and 190 technical college graduates. A structured questionnaire based on four point scale was used as the data collection instrument. The questionnaire was validated by three experts from the Department of Industrial Technical Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumine. Cronbach Alpha reliability method was used and a reliability coefficient of 0.84 value was obtained. The research questions were analyzed using mean and standard derivations to answer the research questions and It was recommended that;(a) The Nigerian technical institutions should be encouraged to carry out short service skill acquisition programme for 6-12 months through the provision of facilities, machines and quality man power (b)there should be provision of adequate facilities, machines quality manpower. (C) Philanthropist, private firms and industries should embark on training the youths and skill acquisition programme in every L.G.A in Rivers State, also equip the trainees with the required tools and starter packs as this would help reduce poverty and unemployment in the country. (D) the trainee should be motivated by Government after graduation.

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