Critical Administrative Competences Required For Effective Administration of Technology and Vocational Education in Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated the most critical administrative competences required for effective administration of technology and vocational education (TVE) in Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The research design adopted was descriptive survey. The population of the study was 52 respondents from Enugu and Ebonyi States of Nigeria. The population consisted of 13 TVE lecturers and 04 TVE technologists from Enugu State University of Science and Technology; 22 TVE lecturers and 13 TVE technologists from Ebonyi State University. No sampling was carried out because the population was not too big to be studied. The instrument for data collection was structured, validated and reliable questionnaire. The research questions were answered with mean and standard deviations while, the hypotheses were tested with student t-test statistic at 0.05 level of significance. Fifty critical administrative competences were found to be required for effective administration of technology and vocational Education (TVE) in Nigeria. Thirty one of the findings were for human resources administrative competences while nineteen were for TVE material resources administrative competences. Five recommendations were floated of which one of them was that Nigerian government should train both old and young TVE administrators to acquire the found fifty critical administrative competences required for the eradication of administrative malady among TVE administrators.