Vocational education refers to career education or technical education. Vocational education can take place at the post-secondary further education and higher education .
Vocational education can also take place in the classroom with students learning trade skills and trade theory from accredited professors or established professionals.
THE BENEFITS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Vocational education helps people in the better performance of their jobs as the acquire a great learning experience.
Vocational education and training is a sort of introduction as it gets employees already as employees ready for the work place which comes in handy while performing various tasks.
Vocational educational as the term itself denotes the students are specialized and therefore they have more chances of employment as compared to others.
It makes an individual responsible and independent where as those who study regular courses lack this sphere.
This type of education is a great asset to the economy. our government need not import foreign technicians on higher as our own can do the required work.
This education provides stable jobs as these are the jobs whose demand is never fulfilled.
ISSUES OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
1 INADEQUATE QUALIFIED TRAINED TEACHERS
Most educational institutions lack qualified teachers that can handle vocational educators play a significant role in ensuring that their students enjoy practical learning.
2 INSUFFICIENT FACILITIES
Vocational educational departments in schools in Nigeria do not have the facilities or workspace to train and educate students.
Arts departments in primary and secondary schools lack the amenties needed to teach vocational studies to this children
3 LACK OF TRAINING AND INCENTIVES TO STAFF
Most educational institutions do not educate and train their teams on vocational education. Training is an essential aspect of education and provides an opportunity for employees to expand their knowledge.
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