Entrepreneurial Skills as Correlate of Technical and Vocational Education in Rivers State, Nigeria

Main Article Content

Nweke, Emmanuel Onyekachi (PhD)
Osakwe, Mariam-Aminaho (PhD)

Abstract

The study investigated Entrepreneurial Skills as correlate of Technical and Vocational Education in Rivers State.  It adopted the correlational research design. The study operationalized entrepreneurial skills into variables of conceptual, social trading, and computer application skills to correlate with Technical and Vocational Education (TVET). The study used a population of 405 which comprised final-year students in two Rivers State-owned polytechnics and one university in Rivers State Nigeria. It adopted the stratified sampling technique to arrive at 250 as sample size. The study used a questionnaire instrument tagged, “Entrepreneurial Skills and Technical and Vocational Education Questionnaire” (ETVETQ), and used the modified Likert scale of Very High Extent (4), High Extent (3), Low Extent (2), Very Low Extent (1).  The instrument was validated by a Measurement and Evaluation expert from the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.  The tested reliability of the instrument showed .934>.71 which showed that the instrument was reliable.  The three research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation while the three null hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Correlation Coefficient (PPMC).  The study found that the variables of conceptual skill, social trading skill and computer application skill significantly correlate with Technical and Vocational Education in Rivers State.  The study concluded that teachers of Technical and Vocational Education should emphasize the entrepreneurial elements of technical education rather than dwell on mere academic rhetoric. It recommended among others that technical training institutions such as the polytechnics should have a liaison unit with the industrial sector, otherwise termed the Gown and Town Centre, where students would be given direct world of work exposure before graduation.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Skills, Social Trading, Conceptual Skill, Computer Application Skills, TVET

Article Details

Nweke, E. O., & Osakwe, M.-A. (2024). Entrepreneurial Skills as Correlate of Technical and Vocational Education in Rivers State, Nigeria. African Journal of Humanities and Contemporary Education Research, 15(1), 186-202. https://doi.org/10.62154/b6z32567
Articles

Copyright (c) 2024 Nweke, Emmanuel Onyekachi (PhD), Osakwe, Mariam-Aminaho (PhD) (Author)

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Nweke, Emmanuel Onyekachi (PhD), Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Department of Office Technology and Management,

Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Osakwe, Mariam-Aminaho (PhD), Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Department of Educational Management,

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Afforma, (2014). Foundations of vocational education. Cheston Agency.

Afolabi, M. O., Kareem, F. A., Okubanjo, I. O., Ogunbanjo, O. A. & Aniekan, O. O. (2015). African Journal of education and development studies. 4 (1), 196-207.

Aghenta, J. A. (2013). Developing Technical and Vocational Education entrepreneurial skills among university education (TVE): A case of Nigeria. Keynote address delivered at the 2nd Century.

Akanmu, S. O. & Asebiomo, D. (2013). Promoting vocational and technical education and sustainable development in Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Practice, 8(15), 44 - 51.

Akpomi, J. O. (2009). Guidance and counseling strategies for handling education and training levels in South Africa. South African Journal of entrepreneurial, 2(7), 50-61.

Bloom, N. (2010). Does management matters? Evidence from India. Human Bony Rivers System, Niger Delta, Nigeria.

https://doi.org/10.3386/w16658

Dike, V. (2009). Technical education as a vital tool for skill acquisition. DP Publication.

Ebong, J. M. (2006). Counseling implications of entrepreneurial education Economy (96). African Journal of entrepreneurial (AJB), 5(3), 35-49.

Gbosi, F. (2013). Technical and Vocational Education entrepreneurial learning: A conceptual framework. International Journal of Science and Innovative Research, 2(8), 24-38.

Hornby, N. (2006). The problems and prospects of small and medium scale. Pearl publishers.

Igbongidi, S. K. (2008). Resources for the implementation of introductory. Fourth Dimension Publishers.

Kurato, O. S. & Hodgetts, T. I. (2004). Nigerian women Technical and Vocational Education-entrepreneurial. Journal of Development Studies, 17(3), 10-28.

Lucky, W. O. & Emeh, S. (2008). A report of the regional meeting on education. Gabesther educational publishers.

Mbachu, U. D. (2009). Developing Technical and Vocational Education entrepreneurial skills in Delta. entrepreneurial Management, Cornel University, Itaca, New York, U.S.A.

Morgan, A. K. (1986). Principles and methods of entrepreneurial and computer. NERDC Press.

Nakopedia, E. D & Obielumani, I. (2012). Promoting popular participation for newsletter. Institute for Educational Planning.

Nwafor, E. M. (2012). Issues and problems in implementation of vocational Nigeria Economy. NAEAP Publication.

Nwangwu, I. O. (2007). Higher education for self-reliance: An imperative for Nigerian economy. NEAP Publications.

Nwaokolo, B. (2013). entrepreneurial in theory and practice. Real press.

Nweke, E. O. (2022). Achieving self-employability skills through Polytechnic and Technical Education in Rivers State (A Qualitative Analysis). www.hummingbirdpubng.com.

Nweke, E. O. (2023). Business Skills and Development of Agro-based industries in Rivers State, Nigeria. African Journal of Management and Business Research, 11(1), 19-33. Retrieved from https://publications.afropolitanjournals.com/index.php/ajmbr/article/view/500

Okeke, K. W. & Oluwuo, E. (2007). Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Ofoma Publisher.

Olaitan, B. S. (2006). Addressing youth unemployment through entrepreneurial. Accounting Organizations and Society, 19(4), 457 - 476.

Oloko, O. O. & Offisong, N. A. (2015). The state of entrepreneurial education. American

Osuala, J. I. (2013). Repositioning Nigerian youths for economic empowerment through Technical and Vocational Education entrepreneurial education. https://www.academia.edu.

Ottih, L. O. (2017). "The Structure of Nigerian entrepreneurial". Journal of the learning Organization, 5(3), 144 - 155.

Peterside, J. (2013). entrepreneurial education: An imperative for sustainable development. Top tune Educational Publishers.

Ukeje, P. (2000). Back to the roots: Refocusing on skills development. HEP