The Role of Bureaucracy Management in Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutions in Nigeria

Authors : Kagara Abdul Bello; Alim Abdulwasiu; Mansur Lauwali; Adetunji Adeniyi Joseph

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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In the inception, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)was more of informal and non-formal education. Later, it was planned based on bureaucracies which is a system based on logic, order and the legitimate use of formal authority. Hierarchy of offices and authority exist in vocational and technical schools, colleges and vocational and technical educations and the practice is more pronounced in the ministries as compared to the educational settings. A close look at Nigeria’s vocational and technical institutions today reveals basically a bureaucratic organization. There is hierarchy of authority system based on super-ordinatesubordinate relationship, division of labour, a body of rules and impersonal procedures governing work and strict emphasis on institutional goals. The element of bureaucracy is characterized by the following components: division of labour, impersonal orientation, hierarchy of authority, rules and regulations and career orientation. Bureaucracy has its benefits and also, its shortcomings. However, this paper examined the role of bureaucracy on vocation and technical education. It states the role bureaucracy management as on vocational and technical education with respect to the characteristics of bureaucracy management principles. Therefore, it’s conclude that Max weber principle of management reflect the planning, developing and provision of necessary control measure in the successful running of vocational and technical education programmes.

Keywords : Role, Bureaucracy, Management, Technical Vocational Education and Training, Institutions.


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