DISCLAIMER

We wish to bring to the attention of the general public (especially heads of TVET institutions and proprietors of private TVET institutions) of an impersonation case against the Executive Secretary NBTE by one Austin Okereke and his team. The activity of this criminal minded person includes among others presenting himself as the Executive Secretary of NBTE and writing fake letters with a view to extort the polytechnics and similar institutions by taking advantage of the Board's accreditation exercise. This fraudulent act has been going on for a while. The GSM number he uses for such criminal act is 0813 959 0392.

Brief History of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)

The Federal Government established the National Board for Technical Education by Act 9 of January 1977. In August, 1985 and January 1993 respectively, the Federal Government enacted Act 16 (Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Act) and Act 9 (Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) (Amendment) Act). With these Acts, the functions of the Board were extended to include accreditation of academic programmes in all Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) institutions. Act No.9 of 1st January 1993 further empowered the Board to recommend the establishment of private Polytechnics and Monotechnics in Nigeria.

NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVE

The NBTE Centre of Excellence under the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) was established by the Management of NBTE through the Governing Board in 2010, to build on the achievements of the UNESCO-Nigeria TVE project on Revitalization of Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria, to facilitate the capacity development of TVET personals, promote innovation and enhance partnership. The Centre formally took off on 1st January 2012. It is also one of the UNEVOC Centres in Nigeria.

Beware of Unapproved Polytechnics, Monotechnics and IEIs

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Executive Secretary, Dr. Masa'udu A. Kazaure has warned members of the public to beware of individuals and institutions which are in the habit of admitting students to study courses in unapproved and illegal Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) with a promise to award the National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) certificates.