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.
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.
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.
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
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
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