Contribution of Vocational Teacher towards National Food Security and Sustainable Development
Given its crucial role in Nigeria's technological and industrial growth, the Federal Republic of Nigeria has prioritized vocational and technical education. It has been stated as a factor of education that promotes the learning of essential scientific information as well as practical and applied skills. Vocational and technical education (VTE) are essential to the social and economic advancement of a country. The most fundamental challenge facing Nigeria today is that of ensuring the availability of food at all times and at all levels for a healthy and productive life. Having enough food for the populace is crucial and fundamental to any nation's life geared towards achieving human development goals. Furthermore, vocational education will contribute significantly to agriculture. The skills acquired through VTE can contribute to food production and foreign exchange earnings in Nigeria. The teaching and learning of vocational skills should place a strong emphasis on vocational learners. The inability of our policy implementation to achieve the national goal of increased agricultural production and food security has often been attributed to some constraints. A successful government is best judged by its capacity to ensure the citizens' food security as the way forward.