Problems of Vocational Teacher Education in Rivers State of Nigeria
The establishment of Technical/Vocational teacher training institution hinges on the need for adequate vocational
teachers/manpower in the educational sector. This paper identified problems facing vocational teacher education in Rivers state.
The population of the study is vocational students at tertiary level in the state. Sample of 288 was derived from vocational NCE
Students and post NCE students in proportion of 150 and 138 respectively in two tertiary institutions in the state. Structured
questionnaire was used to collect data. Frequency, percentage and chi-Square (X2) were used to analyse the data collected.
Results show that there are significant differences on the perception of problems such as poor planning, lack of political will, poor
infrastructure and ineffective SIWES in the implementation of vocational teacher trainee programmes.
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