Vincent B. Onigbara

Across the globe, Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) is not only well known, but also internationally accepted as a roadmap to economic transformation by empowering people reducing poverty, creating wealth and sustaining livelihood. Also, the role of TVET in socio-economic development in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be underestimated. This feat is achievable by TVET via acquisition of relevant skills, programmes that enhances wealth creation, self-sufficiency and self-employment. Various economic transformations are now witnessed in the subSaharan Africa, while many young people are now skilled and trained to handle future jobs due to restructuring of TVET. However, TVET is not free from challenges, despite these upsides. This paper highlights some economic transformations that are witnessed in some countries in the sub-Saharan Africa. Besides, it highlights the salient challenges facing TVET and also proffers practical ways of repositioning it for greater exploits. Keywords: TVET, skills acquisition, self-employment opportunities, economic transformation.  0150