EMPOWERING NIGERIAN YOUTHS THROUGH TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) FOR ENHANCING NATIONAL SECURITY
Raji Kayode Mufutau; Ajiboye Kehinde; Abdulwasiu Adebayo Azeez & Abdulrauf Shefiu
Repositioning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Empowering Nigeria Youth for enhancing National Security. This paper focused on repositioning Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Empowering Nigeria Youth for enhancing National Security. It examined briefly the concepts of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), it also initiated several youth empowerment programmes through TVET, but a lot of these programmes lack structure and their impact not tell by nation’s youths. This is evident in the substantial number of youth that lack work skills were often results to unemployment, insecurity, loss of lives and properties and chaos. Descriptive survey research design was used and data was obtained using structural questionnaire. The total population for the study consists of all TVET lecturers in Post public secondary schools in South-Western Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select Eight-Five respondents for the study. The instrument was subjected to face and content validity by the TVET experts and reliability coefficient of 0,87 was established using Cronbach Alpha. Mean and standard were used to answer the research questions. Finding shows that TVET experts recommend that empowerment skill areas should focus on horticulture, business, engineering and construction. It was suggested among others, that the relevant arms of government should provide youths with requires vocational skills in areas such as horticulture, business, engineering and construction works.