Technical and Vocational Education Students are Better Equipped With both Cognitive and Psychomotor Skills NABTEB
“Subjects that belong to technical and vocational education posses the ability to exercise the human intellect or mind to the limit that at the summit the intellect or mind will function at great heats. Thus their minds or intellect function at great heat.”
Mr. Timothy Ighodaro, South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Business and Technical Examinations Board
During a one-day sensitization workshop/seminar on NABTEB programmes in Uyo, Mr. Timothy Ighodaro, South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Business and Technical Examinations Board pointed out developmental issues affecting the Nigerian education system. He warned against relegating vocational and technical education to the background in the country saying that the long held believe by the Nigerian society that students of technical and vocational education are school dropouts or lack academic ability should be challenged.
Ighodaro, as he spoke during the one-day sensitization workshop/seminar in Uyo, as reported by Punchng.com, regretted the neglect of vocational/technical education by some states in nigeria. He also lamented that after 50 years of independence, Nigeria has remained a consuming nation.
He said, “The odium associated with the Nigerian society that students of technical and vocational education are school drop outs and lack academic ability must be challenged. This is not true. Technical and vocational education students are better equipped with both cognitive and psychomotor skills.
Ighodaro stated that the educational system must reflect the social system of the society and added that the society must provide infrastructure to support the educational system to meet its aspirations.
He said, “As developmental changes occur in the society, the educational system must reflect the demand of such developmental changes in society by altering its curriculum to meet the aspirations of the society which enables it.
“The society is to present all the human and material resources required to meet its economic, social, political growth and development. The educational system must respond by altering its curriculum or programmes to meet or provide for such requirements.”