International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009

IJVTE Articles

May 2018

Ghanaian university students’ perception of their readiness to teach cutting out of garments upon graduation

The Universities of Cape Coast (UCC) and Education Winneba (UEW) are public universities in Ghana where students are trained to become teachers mainly at the secondary level. This paper was aimed at finding out the readiness of graduates from these two universities to teach cutting out of garments, through making pattern or cutting freehand, upon graduation. All final year students who had offered clothing as part of...

Author(s): Modesta Efua Gavor and Patience Asieduah Danquah

February 2018

Repositioning business education programme for post-oil boom economy

The main purpose of this research was to assess the current position of business education; the need to reposition business education for post oil-boom economy; and the possibilities of repositioning business education for post oil-boom economy. A total of 132 business educators from universities and colleges of education in Edo and Delta States participated in this study. Survey design was employed as the data...

Author(s): James Edomwonyi Edokpolor and Christian Oduma

January 2018

Teachers’ opinion on availability of e-learning opportunities for effective technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme in tertiary institutions in South east Nigeria

Modernity and technological developments have necessitated the need to expose opportunities in e-learning for effective technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme. The opinion of the teachers regarding availability of these e-learning opportunities raises concern in teaching circles. It could be that teachers appear not worried about the availability of these opportunities. Against this background,...

Author(s): Agbo, Benjamin C. D., Onaga Paul Okwudili and Omeje Hyginus O.

January 2018

Challenges of women in technical and vocational education: A case study of federal college of education (technical), Gusau

This study investigate challenges of women in technical and vocational education; a case study of Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau. The concept of technical and vocational education was discussed and review of related literature was done. The use of questionnaire to get data for this study was employed. Tables and percentages were used to analyze the data and chi-square was used to test impact of the...

Author(s): Agbara Williams, Chagbe M. Becky and Achi T. Theophilus

September 2017

Glaring mismatch in the demand and supply of technical, entrepreneurial, vocational education and training (TEVET) skills in the agricultural sector: An analysis of the oil seeds and sugar industries in Malawi

Several studies and strategic papers point out a general clamour from industries on a limited supply of technical, entrepreneurial, vocational education and training (TEVET) skills in Malawi. In the oil seeds and sugar industries, organisations lament as regards the quality and quantity of experts available in the local market. This paper analyses the availability of TEVET skills in the two industries from the...

Author(s): Andrew Chimpololo

July 2017

Leading educational change: The practices of transformational leadership in the Ethiopian technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions

The main purpose of this study is to assess the degree to which transformational leadership was practiced in the technical vocational education and training institutions (TVETIs) of Ethiopia. To this end, cross-sectional survey research design was adopted. The study was conducted in seven government TVET institutions selected through simple random sampling techniques. From these institutions, 122 participants were...

Author(s): Keyredin Kedir and Abeya Geleta

June 2017

Effectiveness of problem-based learning for technical teacher training in woodwork at a Malawi college

This paper reports on a study that investigated the effectiveness of the use of problem-based learning (PBL) on students’ performance in Woodwork at a Malawian college. PBL models are constructivist in nature, hence they promote cognitive development and active learning which in turn enhances performance. Therefore, the study compared the performance of students’ learning of woodwork through PBL and those...

Author(s): Emmanuel Molande, Doris Mtemang’ombe and Vanwyk Chikasanda

May 2017

The vocationalization policy in Zambia’s secondary education sector: A critical analysis

The purpose of this study was to critically examine the feasibility and implementation of the recently introduced vocational career pathway in Zambia’s secondary education system. The study involved a review of literature from both Zambia and other countries that have vocationalized their secondary education systems. The analysis has shown that the implementation of the vocational track in Zambia’s secondary...

Author(s): Paul Kakupa

April 2017

Enhancing students’ engagement in vocational agri-science and after-school careers in agricultural business: A case study of Uganda

There is urgent need to stem the many failed attempts to improve agricultural education delivery in Africa in a context of growing youth unemployment and food insecurity. Studies show that teachers are ill prepared to engage learners practically, and motivate them towards agricultural careers. Constructively, aligned teaching that matches learning outcomes, teaching methods and assessments has gained currency in...

Author(s): Okiror John James, Geoff Hayward and Mark Winterbottom

March 2017

An analysis of the technical and vocational skills gaps in the manufacturing industry in Malawi

This study presents the findings of skills scoping study for the manufacturing industry in Malawi. The study analyse the skills gaps in the sector to inform the development and review processes of technical and vocational education programmes in the country to help balance the demand and supply of skills equilibrium. Currently, research indicates a mismatch between the range of programmes in training institutions and...

Author(s): Andrew Chimpololo

January 2017

Linking vocational education and training (VET) progression pathways into the academic route in Tanzania: Case study in electrical and mechanical engineering programmes at Arusha technical college (ATC)

The bridging course was designed by the Vocational and Education Training Authority (VETA) in collaboration with three technical Colleges/Institutions: Arusha Technical College, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology and Mbeya University of Science and Technology under the auspices of National Council for Technical Education (NACTE). The course was an immediate solution to the missing link between the Vocational...

Author(s): Augustine, S. Mbitila, Richard, J. Masika, and Donatha, E. Mwase

June 2016

Identifying connections between career and technical education (CTE) and academic programs through standards of learning

This article describes a Career and Technical Education (CTE) pre-service teacher preparation class project requiring students to identify academic standards of learning relating to the competencies that they teach in their program areas with a view to encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration between CTE teachers and colleagues in academic disciplines. Demonstrating that CTE can contribute significantly to academic...

Author(s): Joseph Mukuni and Bill Price

May 2016

Need for cognitive closure among vocational technical student teachers in some Nigerian universities

This article presents survey results on the dispositional need for cognitive closure among student teachers in some Nigerian universities. The study used a cross-sectional descriptive design to collect data from 123 purposively random sampled students from three universities in Northern Nigeria who enrolled vocational technical teacher training programs. The Need for Closure Scale (NFC) was used to assess the student...

Author(s): Benedict Iorzer Labe

February 2016

Effectiveness of Using ICTs to promote teaching and learning in technical education: Case of Bangladesh

ICTs play a dynamic role in technical education during delivery of learning materials as learners can access knowledge and improve their skills from anywhere and anytime. The aim of the study is to identify the effectiveness of using ICTs to promote teaching and learning. Survey research design was adopted by the researchers for the study where the teachers of government polytechnic institutes of Bangladesh were...

Author(s): Md. Rashedul Huq Shamim and Md. Abu Raihan

January 2016

Effect of using 4mat method on academic achievement and attitudes toward engineering economy for undergraduate students

The study examined effect of 4MAT method on academic achievement and attitudes toward engineering economy for undergraduate students. Comparison between 4MAT and traditional method in teaching selected units from engineering economy course had been conducted. The sample of this study included 80 under graduate students in two separate groups. One of the groups was considered as an experimental group in which 4MAT method...

Author(s): Osama Mohamed Irfan,  Fahad A. Almufadi  and  Ayman Mohamed Brisha

November 2015

Effect of meta-learning teaching method on the academic performance of building trades students in technical colleges in South-east Nigeria

The need to improve academic performance in building trades by students of technical colleges in South-east Nigeria necessitated this study to determine the effect of meta-learning teaching method (MTM) on the students’ academic performance. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. A quasi-experimental design involving experimental and control groups...

Author(s): Eze, T. I., Ezenwafor, J. I. and  Molokwu, L. I.

October 2015

Computer software data analysis skills required for capacity building of university lecturers for effective educational research

The study was carried out to identify the computer software data analysis skills required for capacity building of university lecturers for effective educational research. Three research questions and one null hypothesis were formulated, to guide the study. The survey research design was adopted for the study and a structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Data obtained from 220 Lectures of the faculties of...

Author(s): Ibezim, N. E.

October 2015

Strategies for evaluation of students’ proficiency in practical skills in NCE (Technical) building technology education

This study was conducted to identify strategies for evaluation of students’ proficiency in practical skills in NCE (technical) Building Technology Education. Questionnaire was the instrument used in collecting data from respondent. The population for the study comprises of all Technical Teachers in the School of Technical Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Potiskum. There was no sampling employed...

Author(s): Auta, M. S. A.

September 2015

Egyptian industrial education teachers' perceived computer self efficacy

The aim of this study is to investigate the relation between the Egyptian Industrial Education Teachers' demographic characteristics and their perceived computer self-efficacy. The target population of the study was in-service teachers at Industrial Secondary Schools. Thus, participants consisted of 66 in-service teachers (architecture specialists) in Desouk and Foh industrial secondary schools (Kafr El-Sheikh...

Author(s): Hamdy Mohamed Mohamed Elbitar

August 2015

Adoption of competency based education in TVET Institutions in Ghana: A case study of Mechanical Engineering Department, Accra Polytechnic

Polytechnics education in Ghana, as it is now, lacks proper direction. Indeed, Poku et al. (2013) stated that education in Ghana can be described as being under experimentation, without a very clear direction and focus. It is observed that Polytechnic education which is meant to enhance trainee’s practical abilities and prepare them effectively for the world of work has been degrading gradually. Many polytechnics...

Author(s): Amevi Acakpovi and Kennedy Nutassey

August 2015

The role of the ‘hands-on’ teaching approach in vernacular architecture education: A case study of University of Jos, Nigeria

This paper focuses on a study of pedagogical techniques employed for the teaching of vernacular architecture modules, at the University of Jos, Nigeria. It looks at the way the hands-on approach and other methods were employed in teaching the modules from the early formative stages to the final year of the bachelor’s programme before changes were made to the teaching methods. As methodology, the study employed the...

Author(s): Warebi Gabriel Brisibe and Ferdinand Daminabo

July 2015

Repositioning technical and vocational education toward eradicating unemployment in Nigeria

The problem of unemployment in Nigeria, especially among the youths has been variously expressed to be alarming if not endemic. As a result of this, various recommendations had been proffered toward ameliorating the menace unfortunately to no avail. Hence, the essence of this research work is to examine the repositioning of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) as a panacea to unemployment in Nigeria. Data were...

Author(s): Olajide, Sunday Emmanuel

June 2015

The influence of vocational education training image on students’ loyalty: Case study in Vietnam

A model of the dimensions that measure the way students perceive and think about the image of vocational education training (VET) was developed together with an instrument to measure the impact of VET’s image on students’ loyalty towards the VET sector in the Vietnamese context. The data were collected from 900 students: 300 in lower secondary school, 300 in upper secondary school and 300 in vocational...

Author(s): Vi Hoang Dang and Tanya Hathaway

May 2015

Causes of science and technical teachers’ attrition and strategies for retention in Adamawa State Secondary Schools

This study investigated the causes of science and technical teachers’ attrition and strategies for retention in Adamawa State Secondary Schools. Attrition refers to exit of teachers without replacement. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Three research questions guided the study and hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The sample of the study was 785. The entire population of...

Author(s): M. U. Cyril, O. R. Ugwuadu and Aishatu Salihu Bello

April 2015

Influences of inadequate instructional materials and facilities in teaching and learning of electrical/electronic technology education courses

This study investigated the influences of inadequate instructional materials and facilities in the teaching and learning of electrical/electronics (E/E) technology education courses. The study was guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses which were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design employed was descriptive survey with a population of 56 Electrical/Electronic teachers and students. Due to...

Author(s): James E. Ogbu

April 2015

Influence of demographic variables on business education students’ choice of secretarial option in colleges of education in the North-west geo-political zone, Nigeria

The paper examined the influence of demographic variables on business education students’ choice of secretarial option in colleges of education in the North-west geo-political zone, Nigeria. Three null hypotheses were generated for the study. The descriptive research design was used for the study. A self-designed questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the respondents. Section A of the instrument dealt...

Author(s): S.S. Amoor and R. T. Umar

March 2015

Determining the causes for the exodus of technical teachers from teaching in technical and vocational institutions to other jobs in Katsina State, Nigeria

The study aimed to determine the causes for the exodus of technical teachers from teaching in TVET to other jobs in Katsina State, Nigeria. For convenience of data collection, research questions were formulated.The survey questionnaire was developed with 15 items and used to question technical education administrators, technical education principals/vice principals and technical teachers in TVET institutions who...

Author(s): Saifullahi Kasim Tafida, Che Kum Clement and Abu Raihan

February 2015

Learning satisfaction for culinary students: The effect of teaching quality and professional experience

This study used questionnaires to explore the correlation between the teaching quality of culinary educators with professional experience and the learning satisfaction of their students. The results indicated that teaching qualification, type and number of professional licenses held, and participation in continuing professional education significantly affected teaching quality, and that educators’ work experience...

Author(s): Wen-Hwa Ko and Feng-Ming Chung

December 2014

Anthropometric data of Bahirdar City’s adult men for clothing design

The aim of this study is to establish anthropometric data for garment industries in Bahir Dar City for the design and manufacturing of clothing. Date were collected from nine Bahir Dar City tailors’ adult men measurement for shirt and trouser making. Totally, about 350 and 1000 measurements were collected for shirt and for trouser. Data purging process has been carried out before using it for developing standards....

Author(s): Birhanu Beshah, Berhane Belay, Shimelis Tilahun Betsha Tizazu and Amare Matebu

November 2014

Building craftsmanship skill development and Nigeria’s vision 20:2020: Imperatives and daunting challenges

Nigeria’s commitment to improving the living standard of its citizens has led to the introduction of a long-term economic programme tagged Vision 20:2020. The vision consists of a set of objectives and programmes designed to launch the nation into the league of the 20 most developed economies of the world by the year 2020. A large quantum of professionals and skilled workers, especially in the building sector has...

Author(s): Peter O. Adewale, Ahmid B. Siyanbola and Sherifat O. Siyanbola

November 2014

Relationship between occupational skills provided to Polytechnic Diploma Engineers by BTEB and requirement of industry in Bangladesh

The objective of this study was to find the relationship between the occupational skills provided to polytechnic diploma engineers by BTEB (Bangladesh Technical Education Board) and requirement of industries in Bangladesh. Questionnaires were sent to Managers and diploma graduates of industries around Dhaka and Gazipur, teachers of Dhaka polytechnic institute, officers of BTEB and DTE (Directorate of Technical...

Author(s): S. M. Alamgir, Che Kum Clement and Mahbub Hasan

October 2014

Career challenges in construction craft training in technical vocational education and training in Ghana

The study examined the challenges of the Pilot Training Centre (PTC) at the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) at Kokomlemle, a suburb of Accra in the training of tradesmen for the construction industry. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population consists of tutors, current students and past students of the PTC/NVTI and contractors within the Accra Metropolis. The sample comprised ten...

Author(s): Yangben, P. N and Seniwoliba A. J

October 2014

Value creation: A catalyst to job satisfaction of vocational educators in tertiary institutions in selected states of Nigeria

The study assessed the influence of value creation on job satisfaction of vocational educators in tertiary institutions in Edo and Delta States. One research question was raised and one hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. A sample of 189 (one hundred and eighty nine) vocational educators was used for the study. The instrument was validated by...

Author(s): Robinson Osarumwense Owenvbiugie and Ewemade Iyamu

September 2014

Why we cannot afford to lose CTE in schools

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a vital part of our nation’s education system.  Despite a myriad of positive outcomes related to CTE, such as creativity, problem solving, manual dexterity, and spatial perception, CTE participation, funding, and emphasis have declined in recent years.  This paper discusses the history of CTE as well as the current status of CTE in education.  Positive...

Author(s): Scott Bartholomew

June 2014

Assessing the traits of potential entrepreneurs among technical college students

Entrepreneurial behaviour is driven by the need for personal achievement leading to a clear productivity for becoming an entrepreneur. One approach to fostering entrepreneurship in science and technical college is to strengthen the entrepreneurial traits in the youths. The objective of the study was to investigate the entrepreneurial traits among entrepreneurs in industries, technical teachers and students in selected...

Author(s): Jack Gladys Uzezi

December 2013

Technical and vocational skills depletion in Nigeria and the need for policy intervention

The study was carried out to assess the impact of erosion of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) on technological capability building in Nigeria by commercial motorcycling transportation mode. The study used primary and secondary data sources. The number of respondents sampled was 500. Structured questionnaires were administered on commercial motorcyclists. This was supplemented with field...

Author(s): Oluwale, B.A., Jegede, O.O. and Olamade, O.O.

December 2013

Availability and adequacy of resources for skill acquisition in digital electronics repairs in the National Open Apprenticeship Scheme in Edo State, Nigeria

This study was carried out to assess the availability and adequacy of provision of resources for skills acquisition in maintenance and repairs of digital electronics for the National Open Apprenticeship Scheme in Edo State. The study was guided by four purposes, from which four research questions were raised. The descriptive survey research design was employed for the study. The population of the study was 312. A sample...

Author(s): Godwin O. Omofonmwan and Samson O. Chukwuedo

December 2013

Information and communication technology: The pivot of teaching and learning of skills in electrical and electronics technology programme in Nigeria

The polymorphous nature of teaching and learning has contributed to the quest for skills delivery and acquisition at any place and pace. Teaching and learning of skills in electrical and electronics programme cannot be restricted to the traditional classroom settings, but should adopt favourable and acceptable technological dynamism. The inadequacy in the supply of facilities and qualified manpower perhaps has...

Author(s): Samson O. Chukwuedo and Godwin O. Omofonmwan

December 2013

Students’ academic performance in the transition period before choosing areas of specialization in Nigeria Certificate Education (Technical) programme

The study examined the level of academic performance in the compulsory and related courses offered by all the students in technical education during the transition period of the first and second years of a three years NCE Technical programme before choosing their area of specialization. The study comprises 237 students: 22 Automobile students; 8 Building students; 21 Electrical/Electronics students, 24 Metalwork...

Author(s): Japo Oweikeye Morto Amasuomo

November 2013

Strategy performance assessment of Nigeria tertiary institution business education programme on entrepreneurship intervention

The study seeks to answer the question “how entrepreneurs are the business education graduates?” by providing a fair judgment on the effectiveness of the business education programme in Nigeria universities at fulfilling its utilitarian objective as an educational programme that prepares the individual to develop and handle private business ventures and function intelligently as entrepreneurs in a business...

Author(s): Aganbi Freeborn Omuvwie

November 2013

State of facilities for teaching electrical installation and maintenance work trade in technical colleges in Bauchi State, Nigeria

It is a known fact that a technical teacher cannot teach effectively without functional tools, equipment and machines. The environment in which the teaching/learning takes place must be conducive. This study was carried out to assess the state of facilities available for teaching Electrical Installation and Maintenance Work Trade (EIMWT) in Bauchi State Technical Colleges. The design of the study consists of a...

Author(s): Hassan Bello and Babawuro Shu’aibu

November 2013

The role of ICT in skilled manpower development through vocational technical education among higher institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria

This research focused on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in skilled manpower development through vocational technical education among higher institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria. One research question and hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The target population for this study was 2,420 respondents comprising 2,210 vocational education trainees and 210 vocational educators. A...

Author(s): Ben, Camilus Bassey and Ashang, Michael Ushie

October 2013

Examining E-learning barriers as perceived by faculty members of Engineering Colleges in the Jordanian Universities

Employing computer's technology that includes e-learning system in the field of Engineering is a vital issue which needs to be discussed.  Therefore, this study purposed to examine e-learning barriers as perceived by faculty members of engineering in three major universities in Jordan (Yarmouk University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Al-Balqaa Applied University) in the second semester of...

Author(s): Muhammad K. Al-Alawneh

October 2013

The relationship between government policy and management practices at further education and training colleges

  This paper aims to explain the relationship between FET policy origination and management practices at college level in Gauteng. Empirical evidence shows that there exists a gap between policy and practice. Literature points out that since 1994, South Africa has passed laws that created favorable conditions for policy development. The success or failure of government FET policies can be judged at college...

Author(s):   Ntlantla Sebele

September 2013

Increasing low income women’s literacy skills for the workplace and beyond: A review of the literature

  Literacy is a basic human right, yet so many women are either denied or severely lacking in those skills which afford a productive livelihood and civically engaged life. Women are the main caregivers and more often the main providers as well. Yet with low literacy skills, single parent female headed households are also impoverished. This paper, taking on the form of a review of the literature, suggests that...

Author(s):   Christine B. McClung

September 2013

Competency based education and training in technical education problems and perspectives

  The article presents a discussion of the challenges faced by the Technical Entrepreneurial Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) system in Malawi as it attempts to provide quality technical education. The study involved 40 instructors, 8 principals, 3 TEVET center managers, the TEVETA1 head of Training, and the Directorate from the Ministry of Education Science and Technology. The findings show lack of...

Author(s):   Noel Kufaine and Nancy Chitera  

August 2013

Relationship between the utilization of internet based information by secretarial teachers in the Nigerian Colleges of Education and the effectiveness of their lesson delivery

  This study assessed the relationship between the utilization of internet based information by secretarial teachers in the Nigerian Colleges of Education and the effectiveness of their lesson delivery. 250 secretarial teachers drawn from 58 accredited Nigerian Colleges of Education responded to the questionnaire that was divided into 4 parts. The questionnaire was used to obtain information on the...

Author(s): Adeshina, Tunde Joel, Udoh Abasido, Ndomi Benjamin, and  Aliyu Muhibeedeen

August 2013

Portability of technical skills across occupations: A case for demolition of disciplinary silos?

  Current general practice among teachers is to isolate themselves and their students from colleagues in other disciplines.  In career and technical education, it is assumed that beyond soft skills such as time management and problem solving, program areas have little in common that could necessitate interdisciplinary collaboration. This study, which largely comprised analysis of competency lists of nine...

Author(s): Joseph Mukuni and Bill Price

July 2013

Relationship of job involvements on vocational school students’ job satisfactions in industrial training

  Industrial training is an important strategy to expose students to the real job situation so that they should be able to develop their job competency after completing their schooling. Industrial training program was known as the dual system program curriculum in vocational high schools. It was implemented for three to six months. This study examined the difference and relationship between job involvements...

Author(s): Aminuddin Alidin Tarawe and Mohamed Najib Abdul Ghafar

July 2013

Perception of supervisors about secondary schools vocational agricultural science teachers’ employability skills in Bauchi and Gombe States, Nigeria

  The purpose of this study was to determine the supervisors’ perception of employability skills needed by graduates teaching Agriculture Science in secondary schools. Two research questions guided the study. The design of this study was a survey research design. The area for this study was Bauchi and Gombe States. The population for this study includes all the supervisors of Agriculture...

Author(s): Abdulhamid, Auwal

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