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Title:An evaluation of the role of technical education in Nigeria's industrial development
Authors:Ukomm, Aniefiok Sunday
Agha, Emmanuel Obiahu
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (ISSN 0331-4111)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:technical education
industrial development
economic history
Abstract:The authors of this article stress the relationship between technical education and industrial development. They argue Nigeria is industrially underdeveloped as a result of technological backwardness. This article evaluates the role of technical education in Nigeria's industrial development. The article articulates the history of technical education in Nigeria. The authors analyze colonial influences and put the strategies of industrial development from independence in perspective. They mention the importance and benefits of technical education and set apart the challenges of technical education in Nigeria. The authors then recommend adequate funding, manpower training, steady energy production and supply, and political will/good leadership as possible solutions to achieving industrial development through technical education in Nigeria. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]