Olufunke Damilola Degboro & Temilade Afolasade Olatunji

This paper explores the promotion of TVET through effective oral proficiency skills for technological development. It focuses on the advantages of implementing oral proficiency skills in TVET courses. The study adopted a quantitative research methodology where a number of 54 structured questionnaires were prepared and administered to 27 departments that have both National Diploma and Higher National diploma in the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, who were randomly selected and 52 were returned making 96 percent retrievals. The results obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Findings showed that oral proficiency aids effective communication between trainers and trainees in TVET; prevents lack of confidence and shyness that could emanate among TVET students or graduates; and also, helps to improve communication skills and the usage of English among others. Therefore, the study recommends that oral proficiency skills should be incorporated into the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) curriculum so that students will be able to learn alongside the training and enjoy the advantages of oral proficiency skills. Keywords: Oral Proficiency skill, TVET, Technological Development, Vocational Education  0150