Perspectives of Parents towards Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Zimbabwe

Joburg Mahuyu, Albert Makochekanwa


This paper presents the parents’ perceptions on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Zimbabwe. The target population comprise of 63 parents with children in secondary schools. Quantitative research method, whereby an interview protocol involving twenty open ended questions exploring the parental perspectives, was employed. Open-ended questions allowed participants the freedom to express their views in their own words, in their own time and in a place of their own choice. The study revealed that most parents have negative attitude towards TVET. Going forward, there is need for interventions like implementing media campaigns and awareness raising programs across the country with the aim of encouraging the enrolment of potential students into TVET education and/or institutions.

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