A. GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRIVATE POLYTECHNIC:

Below are the basic requirements for the establishment of a private polytechnic.

1. Application Form: (Obtainable at NBTE, Kaduna)

2. Master Plan

3. Academic Plan

4. Needs Assessment/Feasibility Survey

5. 10 Hectares of Land in the Name of the Institution

6. N100,000,000 (One hundred million Naira) bank guarantee

7. Certificate of Occupancy in the name of the Institution.

8. Financial Plan.

 

B. GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRIVATE MONOTECHNIC:

Below are the basic requirements for the establishment of a private monotechnic.

1. Application Form: (Obtainable at NBTE, Kaduna)

2. Master Plan

3. Academic Plan

4. Needs Assessment/Feasibility Survey

5. 5 Hectares of Land in the Name of the Institution

6. N100,000,000 (One hundred million Naira) bank guarantee

7. Certificate of Occupancy in the name of the Institution.

8. Financial Plan.

 

C. PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING APPROVAL TO ESTABLISH A PRIVATE POLYTECHNIC, MONOTECHNIC OR SIMILAR TERTIARY INSTITUTION

1.0 INTRODUCTION/SUMMARY

The procedure for obtaining approval to establish a private polytechnic or monotechnic shall consist of the following:

1. Submitting the application letter and Application form to NBTE

2. Analysis and assessment of the application by NBTE

3. Carrying out approval/advisory visit to the site of the institution.

4. Consideration of the report of the visit by NBTE Management.

5. Recommendation of the application to the Hon. Minister of Education (HME) for approval of establishment of institution as appropriate.

6. Communication of approval of Hon. Minister of Education to institution.

 

2.0 SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

The proprietor of the proposed institution shall obtain the application forms and the guidelines from the Polytechnic or Monotechnic Programmes Department at the National Board for Technical Education, Plot B, Bida Road, Kaduna . The application forms are completed and returned to:

 

The Executive Secretary,

National Board for Technical Education,

Plot B, Bida Road,

P.M.B. 2239, Kaduna;

together with the:

 

i. Need Survey Report

ii. Academic Master Plan

iii. Master Plan

iv. Certificate of Occupancy for permanent site, and

v. Bank Guarantee for N100million.

 

3.0 ANALYSIS OF APPLICATION AND INSPECTION VISIT

The completed forms and the attached documents are analysed by NBTE. A team of specialist staff of NBTE and experts visit the site of the proposed institution to confirm the correctness of the submissions made by the proprietor. The team shall pay particular attention to the following:

1. the proposed curriculum of the institution;

2. the physical teaching accommodation/facilities – offices, classrooms, workshops, farms, laboratories, studios and library as appropriate for the proposed programmes to be offered by the institution, their adequacy for size of classes proposed, environment, and the complement of equipment required;

3. adequacy of financial resources to support capital and recurrent expenditure

4. availability of human resources – administrative, teaching and support staff in quality, number and mix for the programmes to be mounted, in the first and second years of existence of the institution;

5. the institution’s library – well-furnished and stocked with book and non-book items, for the proposed programmes and of a size adequate to accommodate its readership;

6. availability of regular water and power supplies and provisions for gas in the case of science, engineering and other technology-based programmes.

 

NOTE: The national guides for resource adequacy are the NBTE Minimum Guide Curricula and Course Specifications for the programme(s) to be mounted.

 

4.0 NBTE’s RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE HME

The report of the inspection shall be considered by the Management of the National Board for Technical Education along with the completed application forms in relation to meeting the provisions of the Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) (Amendment) CAP E3 LFN 2004. The recommendation of the Management is then submitted to the Board for consideration and recommendation to the Honourable Minister of Education to approve the establishment of the institution.

 

5.0 NBTE’s ACTION ON HME’s DECISION

Where the management and or the Board is satisfied that the institution has not met the conditions for approval, it shall inform the proprietor to carry out such required remedial actions before the institution is recommended to the HME for approval.

The National Board for Technical Education shall inform the proprietor of the decision of the HME where the application is unsuccessful. The letter to the proprietor shall state reasons for denying approval where approval is not granted.

 

6.0 RE-SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

The proprietor may re-apply for approval to run or establish the institution when he/she has corrected all the deficiencies highlighted in the earlier report.

If the application to establish the institution receives the approval of the Honourable Minister of Education, the institution is listed in NBTE’s publications as accredited/approved to operate in Nigeria.

 

7.0 NBTE PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION

Any programme offered by a polytechnic or monotechnic which leads to the award of a National Diploma (ND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) must be accredited by NBTE before the award is made. The accreditation process consists of two stages:

1. An approval to mount the programme, and

2. Full accreditation.

 

8.0 PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING APPROVAL TO MOUNT A PROGRAMME

The following are the guidelines to be followed by institutions seeking approval from the National Board for Technical Education to mount a National Diploma or Higher National Diploma programme in a Polytechnic or Monotechnic.

 

APPLICATION

An institution seeking approval from the National Board for Technical Education to mount a new programme shall so apply to the Board giving the following information:

 

i. a justification for the proposed programme;

ii. evidence of demand for manpower in the discipline of the proposed programme in the country and the world.

iii. statistics on the availability of students for the programme; and

iv. evidence of availability of physical and human resources for the proposed programme.

 

These shall be submitted along with completed quadruplicates of Form NBTE/PRO/8 (Self-Study Questionnaire for Approval to Mount a New Diploma Programme) to the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, Plot B, Bida Road, P.M.B. 2239, Kaduna.

 

 

THE APPROVAL PROCESS

This includes:

1. Analysis and Assessment of Institution’s Application

When the submission of an institution in respect of a programme is received, the Board shall carefully analyse and assess it. If it appears to the Board that the programme has at least the minimum resources required to mount it at one of the levels of training, that is National Diploma (ND), or Higher National Diploma (HND), its staff and experts shall undertake an inspection of the resources listed in the application form.

 

2. Resources Inspection Visit

A resource inspection is conducted by the Board in order to confirm that the resources listed for the proposed programme(s) by the institution in the application form are adequate and on site for immediate use. In the case of engineering, science, computer studies and related programmes, the equipment have been installed and commissioned and are ready for immediate use. Also to be examined are the administrative set-up of the institution and the department to support the programme when mounted, the financial provisions for capital and recurrent costs.

 

3. Approval to Mount a Programme

Following the resource inspection visit and the institution meeting the criteria outlined below, the Board may grant approval to it to mount the programme. Approval may not be granted if the report of the resource inspection visit shows inadequacies in the facilities which may affect the smooth running of the programme.

 

The decision of the Board on whether or not a new programme may be mounted by an institution shall be conveyed to the institution in writing. An institution shall advertise for and admit students into a programme only after it has obtained the Board’s approval to do so.

 

For further enquiries please contact:

The Executive Secretary
National Board For Technical Education
P.M.B 2239
Plot “B” Bida Road
Kaduna, Nigeria.

Phone: +234 062 899872

Email: es@nbte.gov.ng

enquiries@nbte.gov.ng