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Adequate Funding: A Need for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education

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Vocational Education is capital intensive. This is because it is not like any of the liberal academic discipline that has to do with theories rather Vocational Education has to do with skill acquisition and competencies on its beneficiaries. For this to be possible there must be adequate fund to provide facilities, equipment, materials and all the needed prerequisite. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in institutions running Vocational Eeducation. To solve this problem, the writer identified the funding needs of vocational education and went further to discuss the constraints for adequate funding of vocational education. The paper was concluded with suggestions for alternative strategies for adequate funding of Vocational Education to ensure quality assurance. Some of the suggestions among others are that Vocational Education practitioners should convince government to increase allocation or subventions to Vocational Education Institution. Internally generated revenue project should be established via school livestock, crop farms, product manufacturing, bottled water, block moulding, arts works, cloth making, etc. Also staff and students of Home Economics Education should be marketed as caterers and event managers to generate revenue internally to promote Vocational Education. PTA should be involved in the funding of Vocational Education programme.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 19)
Pages:
200-207
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.19.200
Citation:
G. E. Itua "Adequate Funding: A Need for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 19, pp. 200-207, 2014
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Dec 2013
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