The Role Of Vocational And Technical Education In The Eradication Of Social Vices Among Youths In Nigeria



John T. Akor

Justin I. Nor

Ezekiel U. Saaku


Department of Technical Education,

College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State


Majority of Nigerian youths are idle while some are involved in various vices due to unemployment. A good number of students who have completed their secondary education but failed to secure admission into institutions of higher learning are in a dilemma. This is because they are not equipped with the requisite skills for self or paid employment. For the Nigerian youths who are believed to be the future leaders of the country to be empowered economically, they ought to be well equipped with basic skills to drive the economy. It is on this note that this article seeks to X-ray the role played by Vocational and Technical Education in eradicating social vices like cultism, drug abuse, political thuggery, sexual harassment, obscene dressing through gainful employment.

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