Hospitality and Tourism Education A SINE QUA NON to the Sectors Development in Nigeria

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Written by:

MORAKINYO Lydia Motunrayo
National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, Nigeria

Description

Hospitality and tourism education is imperative for the industry to fully actualise its aim of producing people with required skills that can deliver job efficiently and to be one of great significant economic importance to the development of a country, especially in Nigeria where there is serious need to diversify the economy. This paper reviews hospitality and tourism education identifies the needs for, forms of education in the hospitality and tourism industry. It also identifies the challenges facing hospitality and tourism education to include; Inadequate qualified staff, students and societal attitudes, ill-equipped libraries e.t.c and made recommendations to address the challenges.