Evaluation of employers' perceptions of the role of guidance and counselling and vocational education in sustainable development in Nigeria
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Department of Educational Foundations, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Guidance and Counselling and vocational education have long been recognized as a major vehicle for national development and growth. This study was aimed at evaluating the opinions of employers of labour on the roles of guidance and Counselling and vocational education in sustainable development in Nigeria. The sample comprised of 80 indigenous and 68 multi-national employers in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. A duly validated questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analysed using statistical mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions, while t-test statistics was used to test the hypotheses. The findings revealed among other things that employers were not satisfied with the contribution of guidance and Counselling and vocational education to sustainable development in Nigeria. Based on the findings, it was recommended that government of Nigeria should provide effective leadership and partner with private sector in order to place guidance and Counselling and vocational education in its rightful position in sustainable development.