Dr Paul Osa Igbineweka & Roland Osagie Omoregbee
The study examined the relationship between managing vocational education and emerging technologies and innovations in public secondary schools in Calabar Municipality in Cross River State. Correlational research design was adopted for the study. The population was 788 including 773 teachers and 15 principals. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting 300 teachers and a Principal from each of the ten selected schools. A questionnaire titled Managing Vocational Education through Emerging Technologies and Innovations Questionnaire (MVEETIQ) was used to collect data. The reliability of the instrument was determined using a test re-test method which involved 30 teachers outside the study sample. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to analyze the data. The reliability estimates ranged between ‘r’= 0.60 and ‘r’= 0.75. The hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The findings revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between managing, home economics studies enterprise, school farm production enterprise, arts & crafts enterprise and emerging technologies and innovations in public secondary schools. It was therefore recommended, amongst others, that school administrators should encourage students to offer available vocational courses towards inculcating dignity of labour and acquisition of necessary skills in the emerging technologies.