ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF FUND FOR MANAGEMENT OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC RECESSION IN BAYELSA STATE
Obiyai, K. K. (PhD)1 and Olisa Patience Yemi2
1 & 2 Department of Vocational /Technology Education Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
The paper investigated alternative sources of fund for management of vocational education in public secondary schools in the era of economic recession in Bayelsa State. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The sample was 97 principals and 198 teachers of vocational education subjects. An instrument was used to obtain the data. The validity of the instrument was determined, while Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) was used to establish the reliability with an obtained Alpha value of 0.81. The results revealed that there was no significant difference between the mean responses of principals and teachers on alternative sources of fund for management of vocational education in public secondary schools in Bayelsa. The study recommended that institutions that offered vocational education should market their manpower through consultancy services as well as operate rental services such as school halls, canopies, chairs and buses in order to supplement fund generation.