The state of vocational education in Nigeria had suffered it\'s slow death for more than two decades.
The government has even supported its demise with the educational policies and programs. Our educational policies and their implementation gave birth to the current state of education in Nigeria.
We have a nation that believes more on paper qualifications. The focus has been on universities turning out graduates who cannot back up their academic qualifications; Universites with outdated facilities and no research initiatives.
Polytechniques have been pushed to the back seat.
The best engineering and technology schools in the US were developed from technical/ vocational schools. Cooper Union, Reaseler Polytechnic Institute, MIT, Clarkson etc.
What is the story with our Nigerian colleges?
I remember we have a Petroleum Training Institute in Delta State, Nigeria. What has the govenment done with that school???
How do we sell our educational system and our policy to the rest of the world???
How do we utilise what we have to the benefit of our country.