Article Number: DRJEVS60221895


ISSN: 2734-2174

Vol. 2 (5), pp. 89-93, September 2020

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Original Research Article

Effect of Technical and Vocational Education Training on Poverty Status of Respondents in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State

*Oluwalana, T.

Akinbosoye, T. B. S.

Okeleke, S. O.


The study examined the effects of technical and vocational education training on the poverty status of the respondents in Abeokuta South Local Government area of Ogun State. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A total sample of One hundred and fifty (150) respondents was used in the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data collected for the study. The study reveals that: 12.7% of the beneficiaries were less than or equal to 20 years majority of 50.0% were between 21-30 years with a mean age at 31.1 years. The majority (54.0%) of the beneficiaries of the skill were male. More than half (66.7%) of the beneficiaries were Christians, Most (53.7%) had tertiary education. The majority (53.4%) were single. The majority (47.3%) of the beneficiaries of the skill spent between 6-8 months in the skill acquisition training. The findings showed that over half (63.3%) of the beneficiaries were highly involved in the skills. Little above a quarter (38.0%) of the beneficiaries were better off post-training, while (48.7.0%) of the beneficiaries had a moderately improved poverty status. Educational level of the beneficiaries (χ2 = 21.117; p = 0.020) showed significant relationship with their poverty status, Also duration (χ2 = 16.362, p = 0.012) and marital status (χ2 = 14.043, p= 0.007), were significant related with the poverty status of beneficiaries. There was a positive and significant (r=-0.311, p=0.030) relationship between skills beneficiaries utilization and their poverty status. The study recommended that efforts towards awareness should be geared towards self-reliance and done by all stakeholders involved in advocacy of vocational skill acquisition, such as the governments, non-governmental organizations. Beneficiaries in these enterprises should be supported with more incentives in terms of the purchase of the basic equipment and tools and financial packages.

Keywords: Technical, vocational, vegetable, training, poverty status

 Received: August 10, 2020  Accepted: September 19, 2020  Published: September 30, 2020

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