Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews
The Need for Pre-retirement Vocational Education Training for Workers in Tertiary Institutions in Ekiti State, Nigeria
Dr. B. G. Agboola1, Dr. M.A. Aina2, Dr. I. P. Ogundola3, Dr. C. J. Ayodele4
1Department of Adult Education and Community Development,Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti; 2Vocational and Technical Education Department, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti; 3Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education,Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti; 4Department of Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
This study examined the need for pre-retirement vocational education training for workers in tertiary institutions in Ekiti State. Descriptive research design was used for this study. The population of the study was 9,523, made up of academic and non-academic members of staff in the four public tertiary institutions in the state. Five per cent (5%) of the total population was used as the sample for the study using proportionate sampling technique. Thus, the sample for the study was 476 members of staff. A set of questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on Pre-retirement Education Training for Tertiary Institution Workers in Ekiti State (QPETTIW) was administered on the respondents. All the administered questionnaires were returned, mean and standard deviation were used to answer the four research questions. The finding revealed that there were economic, social and psychological needs for pre-retirement vocational education training for workers in public tertiary institutions in Ekiti State. Thus, it was recommended that institutional authorities should incorporate pre-retirement vocational training/education into their staff development programme, among others.
Keywords: Pre-retirement, Vocational Education; Training, Workers, Tertiary Institution, Retirement.
How to cite this article:
B. G. Agboola, M.A. Aina, I. P. Ogundola, C. J. Ayodele. The Need for Pre-retirement Vocational Education Training for Workers in Tertiary Institutions in Ekiti State, Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2020,5:72. DOI: 10.28933/ajerr-2020-04-2205
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