Phillips Olubiyi

Any type of training with the primary goal of educating people for employment in a recognized profession is referred to as "vocational technical education". Vocational technical education was founded on a concept that was created primarily for the self-employment and independence individuals who practice it. However the positive effects .and philosophical values of TVET has not been deeply felt in Nigeria. Nigeria is yet to take her pride of place in producing high quality products expected from her TVET potentials and students in the various technical, vocational and polytechnic institutions across the country. This paper highlighted some of the challenges to the establishment of an enduring Technical and vocational education training culture in Nigeria after more than fifty years of Nigeria's independence. Some of the problems that have limited the success of TVET education in Nigeria include wasteful political leadership, high level of illiteracy and widespread indifference on the part of learners. By utilizing a qualitative research approach and textual analysis, the paper argued that the prospects of establishing a stable and viable TVET culture in Nigeria depends on students eagerness to participate in vocational training as well as appropriate funding of TVET education by the government at all levels in Nigeria. Keywords: Vocational Education, Challenges, Prospects, Way Forward. 0150