CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
Employment and employment opportunities represent one of the qualitative yardsticks to address a Nations development status and the quality of life of its citizens.
Agabi (2002) expressed his views about skill obsolency as a result of changing technology and labour market condition. Meziobi and Mezieobi (2015) has also expressed the relevance of technical education in the contemporary Nigerian society as a basis of modern development in Nigeria on the other hand,
Enaohwo (2002) stated that there is need to overcome the hazards imposed by shortages of skills in the economy, as many National economies all over the world experience shortage and surpluses of different types of man power at different points. He added that shortage of man power impedes National economic growth and stressed on man power planning to ensure that supplies of man power are available to match requirements. According to Johnson (2011) lack of technical skill to match job requirements has been the major cause of unemployment in Nigeria because many youths lack the competences required by employers of labour. The Federal Republic of Nigeria through the National Policy on Education(2014) has expressed the need for functional education which will be relevant, practical and comprehensive. This policy is aimed at preparing the school graduates with employable skills so that they will not constitute burden to their families and the society.