STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING THE FUNDING OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN ABIA STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION (TECH ) AROCHUKWU

O. U. Uchechi (PhD), AK Jibril (PhD)

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to determine strategies for funding of technical and vocational education and training in Abia State College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu. The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 32 technical and vocational lecturers and technologists in schools of business education, vocational education and technical education in Abia State College of Education (Technical), Arochukwu. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. No sample and sampling technique for the study as the population of the study was small and manageable. The instrument for data collection, questionnaire was validated and its reliability using Cronbach alpha was found to be 0.73.Copies of a 25-item questionnaire were distributed to the respondents. The data collected from the questionnaire were then analysed. The findings from the data analysis revealed the strategies for funding technical and vocational education and training in the College. Based on such findings, the following recommendations among others were made; College alumni association should fund some aspects of  technical and vocational education, College should set up a consultancy service unit where the money realized from the unit should be used to fund technical and vocational education and training, College should approach Philanthropists for donation in cash or materials to support technical and vocational education and training, College should have endowment fund where the money realized from endowment exercise  will be used to support  technical and vocational education and training, College should approach companies to fund some aspects of  technical and vocational education and training as part of their corporate social responsibility, College should look for international donor agencies for funding some aspects of  technical and vocational education and training and Nigerian associations in diaspora should be approached to fund some aspects of  technical and vocational education and training

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Strategies, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Training, Funding Education

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