Technical Education: A Sure Means to National Greatness

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Achieving national progress and stability is predicated upon a country’s sound technology base. This also will be possible to the extent of how good the technical education that is run in such a place. This is the thrust of this paper which gave a comprehensive meaning of technical education as education for self reliance, among other purposes. The paper looks at some reasons why the third world nations are so called. This, it says is as a result of their lack of will to take their countries to greater heights through technical education. Lastly, the paper makes some recommendations to convince leaders of thought, governments, etc, that national greatness is very much possible using technical education as a sure means. These include adequate funding of technical education and encouraging the youth to pursue technical skills acquisition as a course of study at higher levels.

Keywords: Technical Education, Skill Acquisition, Trades, Third World Countries, National Greatness, Funding, Youths, Leaders of Thought
Stream: Adult, Vocational, Tertiary and Professional Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , Technical Education

Alh.Yinusa Adekunle Adekola

Principal Lecturer, Electrical Technology Education
School of Technical Education, Federal College Of Education

Asaba, Delta, Nigeria

WORK: lecturing, writing and publishing. BACKGROUND: B.Sc. (,M.Ed.(voc. Tech. edu.). INTEREST: technical education research, paper publication, reading,etc.

M. C. Nwabudike

Principal Lecturer, Electronics, Federal College Of Education

L. C. Chiejile

lecturer, elec, Federal College of Education

Iloh Gabriel Ogor

Chief Lecturer, Primary Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba

Iloh G. O. has been a primary education teacher for the past 23 years. He is involved in academic research work and has many articles published in reputable journals within and outside Nigeria.

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