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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(6), 376-382
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-6-3
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The Deteriorating Status of Vocational Studies in Nigerian Universities; an Impediment to the Nation’s Future

Okeke Udoka Emmanuel1,

1College of Education, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Pub. Date: June 03, 2020

Cite this paper:
Okeke Udoka Emmanuel. The Deteriorating Status of Vocational Studies in Nigerian Universities; an Impediment to the Nation’s Future. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(6):376-382. doi: 10.12691/education-8-6-3

Abstract

Nigeria and the course of her future make an interesting topic especially with being the most populous black nation on earth as well as a regional power in Africa. Despite these and her being endowed with abundant natural and human resources, Nigeria has always been tagged by several scholars and analysts as a state with an uncertain future due to her inability to maximize her numerous resources, utilize opportunities as well as the inability to halt the impending threats of internal violence, terrorism, and militancy; coupled with her failure to tackle new security threats and challenges properly plus her inability to actualize some of her goals and visions due to corruption, tribalism among others. In all these projections, the field of education has a gigantic role to play in putting the future of the country on the right path but has been found wanting with the standard of education in Nigeria declining seriously, especially the much-needed vocational studies. Asides providing the tutelage essential to the growth of the pupil’s personality; the importance of the universities in providing the necessary skills for advanced and futuristic jobs as well as undertaking research works to expand the volume of intellectual understanding of current and projected issues in the country and their application to such issues, cannot be undermined with regards to the country’s future. This text thus seeks to address the deteriorating status of vocational studies in Nigerian Universities as an impediment to the future of the country.

Keywords:
vocational education universities Nigeria decline perception and future

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