Chinonye E. Ugonna, Maris Maria Best-Njoku, Nkeiru Elizabeth Okezie


The study was aimed at ascertaining the attitude of in-school adolescents towards technical/vocational/entrepreneurship education for self-employment in Orlu local government area of Imo state. Three research questions guided the study. A descriptive research design was adopted. A sample of 120 in-school adolescents was drawn from a population of 2875 students through simple random selection from four schools in Orlu local government area. A twenty six (26) item questionnaire  was used as the instrument to collect relevant data. The validity of the instrument was ascertained by experts in Measurement and Evaluation of the department of Educational psychology/Guidance and counselling of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri. The instrument was then administered to the subjects of study and retrieved on the sport. Simple percentages were used to analyzed the three research questions. The result of the study has several implications for parents, teachers, in-school adolescents and the government. The results show that the attitude of in-school adolescents towards technical/vocational/entrepreneurship education is still biased and needs vocational re-orientation. Recommendations includes all stake holders should be made to understand that entrepreneurship education is a practically oriented exercise that will lead to self employment and not producing certificate carrying school leavers looking for employment.


Technical/Vocational/Entrepreneurship Education, In-school Adolescents, Self Empowerment

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