HISTORY OF THE FACULTY
The faculty of Vocational and Technical Education came into being in response to the University’s Senate approval of 2016 which gave support for its establishment. The faculty till today is housed in the University located at Nsukka. It is one of the pioneer faculties in the field of Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria. The faculty now produces University graduates and Postgraduates with combined honors degree well equipped to meet the manpower needs in every sphere of human endeavor. Since its inception, the faculty has maintained the status of a trail blazer and a pathfinder in the training of students in Nigeria. This faculty has consistently provided academic leadership in innovative and vocational programs creative approaches to education.
We are the number one institution in Nigeria that offer training to individuals in the area of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The Faculty is made up of the following Departments:
- Agriculture and Bioresources Education
- Business Education
- Computer and Robotics Education
- Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education
- Industrial Technical Education
- Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education
We also undertake the training of artisans in the different workforce areas. The faculty also undertakes the training of youths in the different areas for governments. We offer training programmes for workers in different industries to improve their skills through our annual workshops and seminars.
Thus, the Faculty has insisted through its programs that Education is actually for self-actualization. In this process, the faculty has overcome severe criticisms, man-made barriers; difficulties and complexities to excel. The Faculty leadership has also insisted that the faculty should be hot spots and radical arenas for innovative ideas. The Faculty is headed by a Dean. At the inception of the faculty in 2016, six Departments were created which run programmes in different option such as listed below. All the programmes are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and relevant professional bodies.
To create a functional, globally competitive and research focused faculty which is not just and ivory tower, but responsive to the needs of society while delivering world class education and knowledge.
To place the Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education in the forefront of research and Development, innovation, knowledge transfer and human resources development in the global academic terrain, while promoting the core values which will ensure Academic for self determination.