NBTE Sensitizes Staff, Other Sister Agencies On NSQF

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has organized a one-day sensitization workshop for staff of the Board on Nigerian Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) on the 28th of March, 2019.

The workshop which was held at the Board's headquarters in Kaduna was organized to acquaint staff with the development and institutionalization of the framework and the benefits embedded in it.

ES NBTE, Dr. M. A. Kazaure (right) and ES NMEC Prof. Abba Haladu during the sensitization of senior staff of sister agencies and FME on NSQF
ES NBTE, Dr. M. A. Kazaure (right) and ES NMEC Prof. Abba Haladu during the sensitization of senior staff of sister agencies and FME on NSQF

The NSQF which is a work based award designed to measure competence in a professional role entails the proving of capability to carry a particular job to the required standard.

In an opening remark by the Executive Secretary of NBTE, Dr. Masa'udu Adamu Kazaure noted that the system of training in NSQF is competence-based and qualifications obtained are industry and demand-driven expected to close the gap between institutional training and industry needs.

He noted that since its approval by the Federal Executive Council in April, 2013, the Scheme has witnessed tremendous progress by training over 1000 Quality Assurance Managers (QAM) with the development of 95 qualifications and 47 National Occupational Standards (NOS.)

While urging staff to key into the scheme and educate the general public, Dr. Kazaure noted that the initiative is one of the ways of increasing access to TVET as well as serving the needs of the industry and self-empowerment of the nation's citizenry.

According to him, the framework ranges from level One which is the basic activities to level Six the senior management level.

The Director, Vocational, Technical & Skills Development (VTSD) department, Engr. Abbati D. K. Mohammed and some Deputy Directors of the Board took staff through the paper presentation session on the introduction to NSQF, Assessment and Quality Assurance in NSQs, actors in the delivery of NSQs, National Occupational Standards (NOS), and a questions and answers session.

Engr. ADK Muhammad, NBTE Director Vocational, Technical and  Skills Development while presenting his paper.
Engr. ADK Muhammad, NBTE Director Vocational, Technical and  Skills Development while presenting his paper.

In the same vein, the Board has also taken the crusade on the NSQF to some sister government agencies by organizing a one-day policy dialogue/sensitization workshop for Directors of Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission (NUC), National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

The workshop which took place on the 17th April, 2019 was held at the Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja.

In an opening remarks by the Executive Secretary of the NBTE, Dr. Masa'udu Adamu Kazaure, he noted that the workshop was aimed at enlightening sister agencies on the NSQF project. He said that the NSQF project is a new initiative for repositioning the Technical and Vocational Education sector for national development and global competitiveness.

Dr. M.S. Abubakar, former NBTE Director of Programmes and a Senior Lecturer in Kaduna State University during the sensitization workshop
Dr. M.S. Abubakar, former NBTE Director of Programmes and a Senior Lecturer in Kaduna State University during the sensitization workshop

The former Director of Programmes of the NBTE, Dr. M. S. Abubakar and the Director, Vocational Skills & Technical Development, Engr. ADK. Mohammed took the audience through paper presentation sessions on: NSQF: The International perspective and Nigerian Skills Qualifications Framework Development respectively which was also followed by questions and answer session.

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