NBTE Commences Massive Data Mop-Up, Monitoring and Evaluation of Capital Projects and Manpower Planning, Assessment and Needs in TVET Institutions

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has dispatched officers of the Board to TVET institutions under its purview for massive base-line statistical data mop-up exercise for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions just as it has also mobilized its staff for monitoring and evaluation of capital projects and manpower planning assessment and needs in TVET institutions.

As part of preparation for the data collection exercise officers were trained in- house by the Department of Academic Planning, Research, Statistics and ICT on data collection procedures for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions baseline statistics.

Speaking during the training exercise, the Head of Research and Statistics Division, Mr. Anu Adeniran said that the data from TVET institutions are the basis for compilation of TVET statistics for educational planning.

 He admonished staff to ensure that they visit all TVET institutions with outstanding data to collect and compile the TVET statistics which serve as the first step to the production and basis for policy formulation and management decisions in the TVET sector.

 He noted that the data collection exercise which is usually conducted annually was last conducted in 2014 making the production of the digest of statistics impossible.

In the same vein, the Board has also embarked on monitoring and evaluation of capital projects in all the Federal Polytechnics.

Monitoring of capital projects in the Federal Polytechnics is one of the quality assurance responsibilities usually carried out by the Department of Physical Planning and Development of the Board as the National Assembly places this monitoring exercise as the first priority of government so as to match expenditure and performance.

In a letter of introduction to the institutions which was signed by the Executive Secretary of NBTE with reference C/TEB.181/Vol.TI/183, the exercise will cover all capital projects funded with capital allocation and those funded with internally generated revenue from 2015 to date in all the Federal polytechnics with the view to forming the basis for determining the funding profile of capital projects in the institutions.

The monitoring team mandate includes documentation, Physical on-site inspections, confirmation of payments made at all levels of the projects life, and advisory visit by NBTE management.

Also, the Board has embark on in-depth man-power assessment utilization and needs of institutions under its purview as part of effort to provide lasting solution to the lingering crisis of inadequate funding for both staff and infrastructure at the tertiary level of the education sector.

Speaking on the exercise, the Board's Deputy Director, Establishment Division, Mal. Ibrahim Hassan said the manpower planning, assessment and utilization is intended to assess the academic relevance and quality in relation to curriculum delivery and utilization to staff, to determine whether the staff are effectively and efficiently utilized by various departments as well as determine the workload of each member of staff by the departments.

He said the exercise will not only provide the cost of excess work lord for the period 2015 – 2017 but will also make projections on staff needs in the various departments of the institutions in the next five years to determine the training needs of staff and to also collate information/document on institution staff development plan for the period 2018 – 2022.