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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 4
NO 1, JUNE, 2006

CONSTRAINTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS IN IMO STATE
DR. OPARA P.N.
DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI

ABSTRACT
The problem of lack of technical and vocational teachers is biting hard in Imo State School System ranging from Introductory Technology in Junior Secondary Schools to Higher Institutions. Introductory technology for instance is a compulsory subject in junior secondary schools but the teachers are very few that only about 45% of the schools are offering the subject. The number of students admitted in schools is increasing every year. For example a school as big as Government College does not offer introductory technology in JSS1 and JSS2. It is offered only in JSS3. Also the entire junior secondary school of Government Technical College Owerri does not have a single technical drawing teacher because they cannot find any. This is a sad situation that needs urgent attention. This paper identifies the constraints in the production of technical and vocation teachers and makes recommendations to overcome the constraints.

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