Minister Presents Operational Licences To 65 TVET Institutions

The Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has presented operational licences to 65 TVET institutions comprising 18 Private Polytechnics, two Private Monotechnics, four Colleges of Health Science & Technology, 33 Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) and eight Vocational Enterprise Institutions (VEIs).

At the ceremony which was held on Monday, 29 April, 2019 at the Federal Ministry of Education Podium, Abuja, Mal. Adamu congratulated the proprietors for meeting the requisite guidelines for the establishment of such institutions and urged them to be resolute and focused on the cardinal objectives that guide the operations of the programmes they have been granted approval.

Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah (arrowed) presenting operational licence to one of the newly approved institutions; on his immediate right is NBTE Governing Board Chairman Prof. Modupe Adelabu
Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah presenting operational licence to one of the newly approved institutions; on his immediate right is NBTE Governing Board Chairman Prof. Modupe Adelabu

The minister stated that the present administration is working hard to reposition the economy to a knowledge-based economy that is largely dependent on the skills of the workforce, noting also that TVET in Nigeria requires very urgent and decisive action to reposition it for the nation's technological take off.           

Mal. Adamu further stated that the shortage of manpower across all sectors of the Nigerian economy coupled with the challenge of expanding access to accommodate the teeming Nigerian youths in quest for tertiary education necessitated the private sector participation in tertiary education management and administration.

“It is on this premise that the government established Vocational Enterprise Institutions (VEIs) and Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) in 2007 in its bid to impart the necessary skills to drive the wheel of progress and development”, he added.  

Represented at the occasion by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny S.T. Echono, Mal. Adamu stated that the country presently has a total of 56 private polytechnics, 152 IEIs and 84 VEIs spread across the country. He reiterated government's ban on study centres or satellite campuses and urged the proprietors to shun any act inimical to the stated rules governing the establishment of their institutions. 

Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Arc Sunny Echono Presenting Operational Licence to Proprietor of Aminu Dabo College of Health Science and Technology
Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Arc Sunny Echono Presenting Operational Licence to Proprietor of Aminu Dabo College of Health Science and Technology

In his remarks, the Hon. Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwuka informed the proprietors that the Federal Government will not grant any financial support to the private institutions.

In a welcome address, the Executive Secretary of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Masa'udu A. Kazaure said that the establishment of private polytechnics, IEIs and VEIs is part of government's efforts aimed at addressing the problem of access to higher education by providing a veritable alternative route through the TVET sector.

Dr. Kazaure noted that the NBTE has been encouraging the establishment of more private polytechnics and Innovative Enterprise Institutions in order to diversify and expand access for prospective applicants.           

He further stated that the Board has under its purview a total of 131 Polytechnics, 33 Colleges of Agriculture, 50 Colleges of Health Science and Technology, 31 Specialized Institutions, 152 Innovation Enterprise Institutions, 79 Vocational Enterprise Institutions and 119 Technical Colleges.

He added that from 2007 to date, government has granted approval to 56 private polytechnics, 152 Innovation Enterprise Institutions and 79 Vocational Enterprise Institutions in addition to Colleges of Health Sciences and Technology.

While explaining the Board's quest to ensure demand-driven curricula, the Executive Secretary said over 56 curricula have been reviewed from 2016 to date while some curricula were also developed in new and emerging fields including HND Explosive Ordinance, ND/HND Railway Engineering Technology, HND Aviation Management, ND Cement Engineering Technology and HND Mechatronics Engineering Technology.

Speaking on the dangers of operating satellite campuses and study centres, Dr. Kazaure noted that one of the teething challenges facing the Board was the proliferation of illegal institutions across the country. This he said has necessitated carrying out administrative investigations on institutions to establish if they are operating legally or not.

ES NBTE, Dr. M. A. Kazaure while delivering his welcome address at the ceremony
ES NBTE, Dr. M. A. Kazaure while delivering his welcome address at the ceremony

Among the dignitaries at the occasion was the NBTE Board Chairman, Prof. (Mrs.) Modupe Adelabu among others.

 

LIST OF POLYTECHNICS, MONOTECHNICS, COLLEGES OF HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND VOCATIONAL ENTERPRISE INSTITUTIONS APPROVED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2016 AND MARCH 2019

Polytechnics

S/N NAME                                                                                                           APPROVAL DATE

1. Al-Hikma Polytechnic Karu,                                                                       25th November, 2016

2. Best Solution Polytechnic, Akure                                                             25th November, 2016

3. Global Polytechnic, Akure                                                                          5th May, 2016

4. Lens Polytechnic Offa                                                                                  28th November, 2016

5. The Polytechnic Otada Adoka                                                                  28th November, 2016

6. Ajayi Polytechnic Ikere                                                                               2nd May, 2017

7. Savanah Institute of Technology, Abakaliki                                          26th October, 2017

8. Uma Ukpai Polytechnic, Asaga Ohafia                                                     2nd May, 2017

9. Ashi Polytechnic Anyiin,                                                                             8th March, 2018

10. Citi Polytechnic, Dutse Alhaji                                                                 5th February, 2018

11. Graceland Polytechnic, Offa                                                                   20th December, 2018

12. Grundtvig Polytechnic Oba                                                                    8th February, 2019

13. Landmark Polytechnic Ayetoro                                                             3rd January, 2018

14. Mater Dei Polytechnic                                                                             23rd April 2018

15. Redeemers College of Technology and Management Mowe         3rd September, 2018

16. Saf Polytechnic, Iseyin                                                                            30th January, 2018

17. Speedway Polytechnic                                                                            13th February, 2019

18. Timeon Kairos Polytechnic                                                                    13th February, 2019

 

Monotechnics

S/NAME                                                                                                              APPROVAL DATE

1. Abuja School of Pension and Retirement Planning                                13th March, 2019

2. Adecom College of Business and Management                                      15th March, 2019

           

Colleges Of Health Technology

S/N NAME                                                                                                      APPROVAL DATE

1. New Gate College of Health Science & Tech., Minna, .                            9th December, 2016

2. Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences & Technology                         22nd February, 2017

3. Emirates College of Health Science and Tech. Kano,                              4th April, 2017

4. Bartholomew College of Health Tech.y Shao, Kwara                             12th December, 2018

 

Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs)

S/N NAME                                                                                                      APPROVAL DATE

1. Central Institute of Business and Technology, Benin City                     21st December 2016

2. ITF Models Skills Training Centre, Abuja                                                21st December 2016

3. Mbara Ozioma College of Tech Ehime – Mbano                                     21st December 2016

4. Minna Institute of Tech and Innovation, Minna,                                     21st December 2016

5. My Project Institute of Security & Strategic Studies, Abuja                   21st December 2016

6. Timeon Kairos Educational and Vocational Institute,  Lagos               21st December 2016

7. Conarina Maritime Academy Oria, Abraka, Delta State                         27th July 2017

8. ICCN Institute of Finance & Investment Mgt.Nkwerre, Imo State         4th May 2017

9. Ife Business School Ile Ife, Osun State                                                     18th September 2017

10. Institute of Corporate Security and Intelligence Studies, Kano State 27th July 2017

11. Institute of Transport and Management Technology, Lagos              23rd February 2017

12. Magic Brush Film School Aba Road, Port Harcourt                              27th July 2017

13. Mario Institute of Hospitality Mgt. and Entrepreneurship Education Uhunowerre, Nsukka, Enugu State                                                                                                                            27th July 2017

14. Maurid Institute of Mgt. and Tech. Mbiaso, Akwa Ibom State            18th September 2017

15. Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Television College, Jos            23rd February 2017

16. Rolof Computer Academy Warri, Delta State                                           27th July 2017

17. Tashiba  Institute of Information Technology, Zaria                               27th July 2017

18. City Institute of Management and Tech., Mararaba                                24th January 2018

19. Damson Institute of Management and Technology,  FCT Abuja          24th January 2018

20. Distinct Institute of Mgt and Technology Osogbo, Osun State            8th May 2018

21. Eko College of Management and Tech., Ikotun, Lagos State                8th May 2018

22. Foundation for Energy Health International College of Science and Technology Mgbowo, Enugu State                                                                                                                          8th May 2018

23. Homik Oil and Gas Facility Engineering School, Port Harcourt          24th January 2018

24. Ilesha City College of Technology, Ilesha, Osun State                          28th August 2018

25. Irish Business School Egbeda Idumu, Lagos State                               28th August 2018

26. Nigeria–Korea Friendship Institute of Voc. and Advanced Tech., Lokoja, 24th January 2018

27. Peace Institute of Management Technology Abak, Akwa Ibom State 8th May 2018

28. Soteria Business School Ibadan, Oyo State                                           24th January 2018

29. Institute of Maritime and Safety, Ali Mosho, Lagos                             13th November 2018

30. Kings and Queen Beauty Institute, Wuse 3 Abuja                                13th November 2018

31. Ipetu Ijesha College of Technology, Ipetu Ijesha, Osun State              13th November 2018

32. Grace City Institute of Tech. and Mgt. Science, Osun State                  13th November 2018

33. St. Rita Innovative Institution, Onitsha                                                 22nd February, 2010

 

Vocational Enterprise Institutions

NAME                                                                                                                         APPROVAL DATE

1. Adhama Innovation Enterprise Institute, Bompai, Kano                       24th January 2018

2. Central Institute of Business and Technology, Benin City                     21st December 2016

3. Damson Institute of Management and Technology, FCT Abuja             24th January 2018

4. Homik Oil and Gas Facility Engineering School,  Port Harcourt           24th January 2018

5. Industrial Training Fund(ITF) Models Skills Training Centre, Maitama, Abuja       21st December 2016

6. Mario Institute of Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship  Education Uhunowerre, Nsukka, Enugu State                                                                                                                27th July 2017

7. Minna Institute of Technology and Innovation, Minna, Niger State     21st December 2016

8. Nigeria–Korea Friendship Institute of Voc. & Advanced Tech., Lokoja, 24th January 2018

  Institutions approved earlier than November 2016

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