The paper observes that the graduates being churned out today lack the requisite skills needed in today’s labour market and this inhibits the graduates from being self-reliant. In view of this therefore, this paper examined the role that vocational education plays in skills acquisition and self-reliance. It also discusses vocational education and skills acquisition for self-reliance. The study made recommendations such as setting up a department of skill training and development by the federal ministry of education in every tertiary educational institution, ensuring that more practical work is introduced to complement theory in institutions of learning so as to provide skilled labour for the economy. Moreover, the federal ministry of education and other stakeholders should embark on programmes that highlight the benefits of vocational skill acquisition training. This will encourage the interest of both parents and students to the programme among others.
KEYWORDS: Education, vocational education, skill acquisition, self - reliance.
Ekaette, E (2019). Vocational Education and Acquisition of Skills for Self - Reliance. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 15, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/vocational-education-and-acquisition-of-skills-for-self-reliance
Emenike Iroegbu, Ekaette. "Vocational Education and Acquisition of Skills for Self - Reliance" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 05 Jun. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/vocational-education-and-acquisition-of-skills-for-self-reliance . Accessed 15 Sep. 2019.
Emenike Iroegbu, Ekaette. "Vocational Education and Acquisition of Skills for Self - Reliance". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 05 Jun. 2019. Web. 15 Sep. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/vocational-education-and-acquisition-of-skills-for-self-reliance >.
Emenike Iroegbu, Ekaette. "Vocational Education and Acquisition of Skills for Self - Reliance" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed September 15, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/vocational-education-and-acquisition-of-skills-for-self-reliance