LEVERAGING ADVANCES IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Professor Robert Ogbanje Okwori

Wednesday 16th June, 2021

1. The Federal Ministry of Education and other educational stakeholders, such as NUC, NCCE and NBTE should use the identified up-skilling needs to upgrade the curriculum for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other vocational and technical education institutions.
2. UNESCO/Nigeria Project on Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria should use the identified up-skilling needs to develop skills development programmes for Industrial Technology Education teachers and technologists.

3. Technical teachers should be sent on industrial training and other professional development courses to update and improve their professional competence in techniques/skills for facilitation of teaching of ITE courses. 

4. ITE teachers should endeavour to engage themselves in practical activities after school. This will assist in boosting their skills in the production ofitems (projects) for students to learn. 

5. To bridge the gap caused by advancement or changes in the building construction industry, training and retraining of Building Technology graduates must be on a continuous basis using Instructional System Design (ISD) model.