The Place of TVET as a Tool for Manpower Development for Achieving Vision 20; 2020 in the Nigerian Construction Industry

N. A. Musa, J. A. B. Awolesi, B. O. Okafor


In demonstration of its commitment towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Federal Government of Nigeria has set year 2020 as the target year of becoming one of the 20-leadingeconomy globally: termed Vision 20:2020. However, Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) is one of the training strategies adopted for the required manpower development to drive the economy towards achieving this laudable vision. This Study therefore, examined TVET as a means of manpower development required for attaining Vision 20: 2020 in Nigeria. The major objective is to determine the effectiveness of the programme (TVET) as a verifiable tool for building the necessary manpower to drive the economy towards achieving the set vision. Towards this end, a questionnaire survey was conducted on a sample of one hundred (100) establishments that engages HND graduates in Quantity Surveying in one year youth service Scheme covering the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. The data obtained were subjected to Relative Skill Acquisition Index (R.S.A.I). The RSAI obtained was compared with the expected RSAI of 4 (Good Performance) using Chi-square (c2) test at 95% confidence level. SPSS 15.0 version was adopted for the analysis. The result revealed that the obtained RSAI is significantly lower than the expected (?<0.05). The paper concluded that the skilled acquired by the graduates is far below the required skill that will drive the economy towards achieving the vision.

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Environment and Natural Resources Research   ISSN 1927-0488 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0496 (Online)

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