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Title:
STRENGTENING TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN NIGERIA FOR QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Authors:
DR. (MRS) T. C. OGBUANYA; EKON, MAGNUS GILBERT

Abstract:
The quality of any Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme is largely dependent on the quality of the training institutions. In view of the growing financial difficulties experienced by the government of many nations coupled with the increasing demand for vocational skills occasioned by the high level of youth unemployment and social unrest, there is need for effective partnership between the public and private sectors for effective TVET delivery. The paper discusses how TVET in Nigeria could be strengthened for quality through Public-private partnership. The paper is of the view that Public-Private Partnership should be effectively utilised for adequate funding of TVET programmes, training and retraining of TVET teachers and instructors, provision of opportunities for Supervised Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) as well as for adequate provision of required infrastructures and facilities. This will obviously strengthen the quality and standard of TVET in Nigeria thus repositioning it for the critical role it must play in facilitating sustainable livelihood of the citizens.

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