Vocational Education and the Challenges of the Nigerian Economy

by Razaq Olatunde Rom Kalilu



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/24/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781438991917

About the Book

This book treads the ground between Vocational Education and economy from the eye of an Art Historian, working with the Nigerian situation. It taps into historical, artistic, sociological, educational, economic and political resources to put up the stance that Vocational Education harbours great potential for an improved economy in Nigeria if conscientiously developed, creatively practised and critically pursued.

              Vocational Education and the Challenges of the Nigerian Economy will make a good material for scholars in Education, the Visual Arts, Art History, Sociology and Economics; and provide an impressive body of information for general readers who seek access into the space where Vocational/Technical Education and economy meet.

About the Author

Razaq Olatunde Rom Kalilu is a Visual Artist and Art Historian. He specializes in Form and Material Technology, Painting, Industrial Design and Art History. He is a Professor of Art and Art History of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He was Head of Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Dean of Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Chairman Committee of Deans and Provosts and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria between August 1998 and January 2008. He has edited several books including African Art: Definition, Forms and Styles, and Powers of Expression and Expressions of Power in Yoruba Art. Books authored by him include Fundamentals of Drawing, Cultism on the Nigerian Campus: Perspectives from Art and History, and Architecture of School Cults and Violence. He also co-authored Shaft of Distinction: An Anatomy of Achievements in Techno-Artistic Radiation in LAUTECH, and Ceramics: Art and Technology in the 21ST Century Southwestern Nigeria. He is a recipient of several international awards and prizes which include Gold Medal in All Africa Painting Contest in 1978-79, Merit Prize in International Postage Stamp Design Contest in 1997, Outstanding People of the 20th Century Outstanding Achievement Medal in 2000, Twentieth Century Achievement Award in 2000, the year 2000 Universal Award of Accomplishment, and Development in Nigeria Merit Award in 2006 among others.