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August 2021 Vol.9 No.7

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol.9(7) pp. 119-126, August, 2021

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Original Research Article

Refocusing Vocational and Technology Education Programmes and Facilities in Universities for Sustainable Youth Empowerment in Rivers State


Prof P.C. Okwelle, *Beako Y. Tombari, Ojotule I. Daniel


Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author’s Email: Zoedu2020@gmail.com

Received: 12 July 2021    I    Accepted: 16 August 2021    I    Published: 21 August 2021    I    Article ID: MRJER21017
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The study aimed to investigate refocusing vocational and technology education Programmes and Facilities in universities for sustainable empowerment in Rivers State. The study was conducted in Rivers State. Two research questions and two hypotheses was formulated to guide the study. The population of the study was 34. There was no sampling. A self-structured instrument titled" Refocusing Vocational and Technology Education Programmes and Facilities for Sustainable Development (RVTEPFSE) was validated by three experts. Findings revealed that proficiency in calculation, communication, human relation, capacity in operating modern machines, computer systems, ability to teach, plan are skills expected of VTE graduates in refocusing VTE programmes. Finding further revealed that e-classrooms, e-libraries, e-workshops, computers, modern mechatronic equipment, interactive board are modern facilities expected to be used in refocusing VTE programmes and facilities in universities. Recommendations were made Government should employ good number of profession to VTE programmes for effective instructional delivery, provide e-classrooms, e-libraries and e-workshops and other ICT facilities to VTE programmes to boost students performance.

Keywords: Empowerment, Refocusing, Sustainable Development, University Education, Vocational and Technology Education, Youth













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