Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) As a Panacea for Poverty Reduction in Enugu State (Published)
This paper examined Technical and vocational education (TVET) as a panacea for poverty reduction in Enugu State. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted survey research design. The population for the study comprised 364 respondents made up of 330 registered entrepreneurs and 34 TVET teachers teaching in TVET institutions in Enugu State. A sample size of 150 respondents made up of 116 registered entrepreneurs and 34 TVET teachers was utilized for the study. Researchers’ developed and validated questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. Data analysis was done using mean, standard deviation and t.test statistics. The findings of the study revealed that TVET has a well-structured and packaged programme that can equip the recipients’ with the employability skills for world of work and poverty reduction. However, there are lots of challenges hindering TVET for achieving its potentials in poverty reduction. Arising from the findings of the study, the researchers concluded that TVET is a panacea for poverty reduction in Enugu State. The recommendations among others were that TVET institutions should provide training materials for TVET students in all the programmes for poverty reduction in Enugu State and also, there should be adequate funding of TVET by the government for provision and maintenance of equipment.