Digest of Statistics

The TVET institutions under the purview of NBTE comprises Polytechnics, Monotechnics, Innovation Enterpise Institutions refered to as IEIs, Vocational Enterprise Institutions refered to as VEIs and Technical College. The following is the digest of statistical data of these institutions for the 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 academic sessions. The statistical digest of each of the TVET institution listed above are presented in separate chapters in much the same order for easy location and reading. Coverage of the Institutions’ Digest The institutions listed under each of the TVET institution types in this Digest have been officially recognized by NBTE to operate. Also, the full and part-time programmes and trades covered are those that have been standardized by NBTE, and have been granted interim or full accreditation. Therefore, anynother programme offered by the institution or any other institutions’ own certification are exempted for the purpose of this publication. The statistical data presented across these TVET institutions comprises students enrolment and out-turn, teaching and non-teaching staff distribution for the 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 academic sessions.

Directory of Accredited Programmes

This is the 19th Edition of the Directory of accredited programmes offered in all institutions under the regulation of NBTE in Nigeria. It contains the list of programmes that are granted full accreditation and Interim accreditation. It is published in exercise of the powers conferred on the Board by the Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) CAP E3 LFN 2004. Accreditation has been granted to the following categories of institutions: i. Polytechnics; ii. Colleges of Agriculture; iii. Innovation Enterprise Institutions; iv. Colleges of Health Sciences; v. Specialized Institutions; vi. Technical Colleges; and vii. Vocational Enterprise Institutions. Approved institutions offering the approved programmes can award the following certificates as the case may be and as appropriate to the graduate of the programmes: i. National Diploma (ND) ii. Higher National Diploma (HND) iii. Full Professional Diploma [Post-HND] or iv. National Innovation Diploma (NID) v. National Vocational Certificate (NVC) vi. National Technical Certificate (NTC) vii. National Business Certificate (NBC) viii. Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC) ix. Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC)


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.

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.

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.

Invitation for Submission of Technical Bids By Contractors/Suppliers and Expression of Interest by Civil Engineering Firms

The NATIONAL BOARD FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (NBTE) KADUNA, a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Education, intends to execute the following projects under the 2019 Capital Appropriation Act. The Board hereby wishes to invite interested and eligible Contractors and Suppliers with proven capabilities to submit Technical Bids and also Expression of Interest by Civil Engineering Firms for the following projects:

NBTE Releases Report of Institutional Ranking of Nigerian Polytechnics

FEDERAL POLYTECHNICS NEKEDE-OWERRI, ILARO AND KADUNA POLYTECHNIC EMERGE 1ST , 2ND AND 3RD POSITIONS RESPECTIVELY. The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has released the report of the Pilot Institutional Ranking of Nigerian Polytechnics for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years with Federal Polytechnics Nekede, Imo State; Ilaro, Ogun State and Kaduna Polytechnic emerging first, second and third positions respectively.

FG Promises More Investment in Science and Technology Education

President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has said that the Federal Government will continue to invest in education at all levels especially in the Science, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (STVET). President Buhari who stated this at the combined convocation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa which was held on 30th June 2018 added that the government is committed to pursuing goals set in laying a solid foundation for building a viable nation.

Minister Tasks CAPA On Repositioning TVET on the Continent

Nigeria's Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has called on the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) to engender a continental paradigm shift on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to create effective and sustainable linkages and synergy between the world of training and the world of work. The Minister who stated this in an address he delivered at the CAPA 40th Anniversary International Conference on “Enhancing Technical Capacity and Partnership for Industrial and Sustainable Development in Africa” held at the NICON Luxury Hotel Abuja between August 27th and 30th, 2018 said a continental paradigm shift on TVET has become necessary to address all the various levels of technical training pathways, primary to tertiary, formal, informal and non-formal.