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WASTAGES IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND ADMINISTRATION BY ORDU, PAC & E. B. USORO Ph.D
The degree of negligence on the part of the governments with respect to vocational education programmes in Nigeria has resulted in massive wastages. These wastages have assumed different forms that affect teachers, students facilities and administrative practices in more than seven service areas of vocational education. Sources of wastages in vocational education include improper manpower planning, unstable educational system e. g. 6-3-3-4 versus 9-3-4 system; students admission criteria, unemployment of vocational education graduates upon course completion, under utilization of human and material resources lack of dependable government support. industrial actions occasional by government is delay in or refusal to improve conditions of work. Elimination or reduction of wastages in vocational education can be achieved by prudently attacking the sources that create them. Wastages in vocational education hinder the progress of vocational education towards personal and national development. These wastage should be seen as challenges which when eﬂectively contained can lead to a more fruitful existence of the programme. Fruitﬁtl existence of vocational education means elimination or reduction of wastages in the system and assurance of national growth and development in the face of changing technologies.