The social perception of technical and vocational education and training in Ethiopia

Pages: 14  ,  Volume: 3  ,  Issue: 1 , April   2018
Received: 28 Apr 2018  ,  Published: 06 May 2018
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1 Tariku Geremew Zeleke


This paper explores some of the low social perceptions of vocational education and training in Ethiopia using current literatures related to vocational education and training. In addition to a broad reviewof the academic literature, official reports, statisticsand policy documents concerning issues of TVET also used from recognized institutions. The finding shows that current vocational education and trainingis unable to meet thecurrent demandsof the labor market, due to the general perception of vocational education and training as an inferior option vis-à-vis the tertiary education. Vocational education tends to be marginalized as a low-status track for poor academic achiever and early figures on the return to vocational education show that they are associated with a lower return than secondary education.



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