The Roles of Polytechnics Education in the Direction of Mitigating Skill Manpower Shortage in Nigeria

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2022-09
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Fostering Lifelong Learning // The electrical, electronics, computer & civil engineering professionals are national builders as their expertise are needed in all aspects of human life nation development and sustainability. Endless availability of competent and confident electrical, electronics, computer & civil engineering professionals both in terms of quality and quantity is sin-qua-non to national development and sustainability. Skill Manpower Shortage is a menace affecting industrial and manufacturing sectors in Nigeria. This research work aim at examine the degree and causes of labor shortages in electrical, electronic computer & civil engineering professionals in Nigeria with a focus on imminent roles Polytechnic education to mitigate labor shortage electrical, electronics, computer & civil engineering. The data for this work was emanated from sampled population of 70 respondents among Electrical Electronic Civil Computer Engineer, Polytechnics Students, Academic Staff Polytechnics (Lecturers and Technologists, Non- Academic Staff Polytechnics to the structure questionnaire. The results from data collected identified shortage in skill manpower electrical, electronics, and computer & civil engineering industries both in quality and quantity which more predominant in Electrical engineering. Majority of respondent passed blames on Polytechnic education as it present state, ineffective funding, abandonment of policies, non-emphasis on practical training, reliable on outmodedness of training facilities/curriculum. Consequence upon our findings, it is imperative that polytechnics education has roles to play to reduce labor shortages electrical, electronics, computer & civil engineering professionals. // Paper ID 6741

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Skills Gap,Technical/Vocational Education and Training (TVET),Employable Skills,Labour Market
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Nigeria
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Africa
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