The study investigated the impact of single parenting on the acquisition and development of technical education in Enugu State. The purpose of the study was to determine the consequences and, the constraints the concept of single parenting has imposed on the sustainable development of technical education in Enugu State. A total of 120 respondents made up of males and female students of selected technical colleges in each geopolitical zones of Enugu state were used for the study. Three research questions guided the study. Three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data was collected using structured questionnaires. The Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient used to test the reliability of the instrument yielded 0.82. The study revealed that children from single parents suffer from financial troubles, family instability, emotional trauma, harsh socio-economic pressures and stigmatization. As a result of these constraints, children from single parents are characterized with low pace of comprehension, finds it difficult to purchase instructional materials, unable to attend enhancement programs, highly vulnerable to drugs and alcohol. The study also revealed that, these children get frustrated and drop out of school. It was recommended that there should be the creation of special scholarship board for children of single parents interested in technical education by the state and federal government as this will help to address the issue of right deprivement and handle the cases of poor skill acquisitions. Equally recommended is the development of appropriate counselling techniques and programs in all the technical colleges.
Citation: Kalu U Okey, Ogba Kalu. T., Ogbonnaya Kingsley A. (2021) Single Parenting: a Constraint to the Sustainable Development of Technical Education in Enugu State, British Journal of Education, Vol. 9, Issue 9, pp.89-100
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