Technical, vocational education and training (TVET): a time-honoured platform for combating violent crimes and volatile activities in Nigeria


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Author: Irikefe, Benjamin Onoriode


The objective of this paper is to underscore the importance of technical, vocational education and training (TVET) as veritable tools for addressing and stemming the conscription, perpetuation and proliferation of myriads of criminalities across Nigeria, especially among the youths. It has been established that the instrumentality of TVET, especially in the form of short-term vocational training, provision of vocation-specific starter packs and post-training support, can go a long way in decreasing unpleasant activities in communities. It has also been proven that skill acquisition...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Vocational education and training; Culture and society

Keywords: Correctional education and rehabilitation; Skill development; Employability; Unemployment; Youth at risk; Technical education and training; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Nigeria; Africa

Published: [Place of publication not identified]: IVETA, 2021

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Journal volume: 26

Journal number: 2

Journal date: Summer 2021

Pages: pp. 21-43

ISSN: 1075-2455

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 147.551

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