Secondary School Teachers and Students Views on the Appropriate Level for Introducing Vocational Education in Tanzania

Mayega, L. J.


This study investigated secondary school teachers and students views on the level for introducing vocational education [VE] in Tanzania. It explored the appropriate level perceived by secondary school teachers and students for introducing VE. Simple random sampling and purposive sampling procedures were used to select the respondents for this study. The sample comprised 58 respondents of whom, 40 were form four students and 18 were secondary school teachers. To obtain data for this study, qualitative approach using case-study research design was employed whereas three methods were used to collect data namely interview, focus group discussion and documentary review. The results revealed that the majority of teachers and students preferred ordinary secondary education as being appropriate for introducing VE. The study recommends that the government in collaboration with other actors have to sensitize on the provision of VE in secondary schools, as many pupils do not have an opportunity to go for further education.

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