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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(1), 50-53
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-1-9
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Technical Education as a Vital Tool for Skill Acquisition through Guidance and Counseling for Nation Building

Alexander Gbenga Ogundele1, , Christianah Toyin Feyisetan2 and Gana Peters Shaaba3

1Metalwork Technology Department, Kwara State College Of Education (Technical), Lafiagi, Nigeria

2Department Of Educational Psychology, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria

3Automobile Technology Department, Kwara State College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi, Nigeria

Pub. Date: February 07, 2014

Cite this paper:
Alexander Gbenga Ogundele, Christianah Toyin Feyisetan and Gana Peters Shaaba. Technical Education as a Vital Tool for Skill Acquisition through Guidance and Counseling for Nation Building. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(1):50-53. doi: 10.12691/education-2-1-9

Abstract

Guidance and Counseling provides a platform that an individual can use to acquire Skill with the right attitudes which are necessary for entrance and progress into an occupation. When skills are acquired in any occupation, it will provide and improve the standard of living with the insurance against poverty, thereby sustaining national development in terms of skill acquisition. People who do not have the guide to acquire skills and knowledge that are relevant to a particular job cannot take up jobs that are readily available. This paper examines technical education, skill acquisition to nation building, guidance and counseling and its impact on technical education. It also recommends among others that the wide gap between the classroom and the industry should be bridged by skill acquisition policy in every ramification. In fact, the ration of theoretical to practical should be 30:70 because you learn what you see, you remember what you touch.

Keywords:
Technical Education guidance and counseling skill acquisition Nation Building

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