The Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has approved the siting of the NBTE Zonal Offices across the six geopolitical zones of the country. The approval was conveyed in a letter with reference DTE/Poly.58/C.I/T/127 dated 19th July, 2021 signed by the Director, Polytechnic Education and Allied Institutions, Mr. Adeleye Adeoye. The offices will initially be hosted by selected TVET institutions within the zones for immediate take-off and will strictly be administrative. The Zonal Offices will provide a one-stop-shop for institutions and other stakeholders within the Zones.

NSQF Operational Manual (Reviewed Edition)

WHAT IS NSQF? NSQF formally called NVQF is a system for the development, classification and recognition of skills, knowledge, understanding and competencies acquired by individuals, irrespective of where and how the training or skill was acquired. The system gives a clear statement of what the learner must know or be able to do whether the learning took place in a classroom, on-the-job, or less formally. The framework indicates the comparability of different qualifications and how one can progress from one level to another. The framework is the structure within which the National Skills Qualifications (NSQs) operate. 

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.

Directories of Accredited Programmes

These are current and past editions of the directories of accredited programmes offered in all institutions under the regulation of NBTE in Nigeria. They contain lists of programmes that are granted full accreditations and Interim accreditations. They were 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)


The National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, has trained its staff as facilitators for the implementation of Open, Distance and Flexible eLearning (ODFeL). While declaring the training open, the Executive Secretary, Prof. Idris Muhammad Bugaje charged them to be diligent and dedicated as they will lead the ODFeL movement across the TVET Sector. He urged them to note that they will be responsible for the training of other facilitators and development of courseware for the implementation of ODFeL.

President Buhari appoints Professor Idris M. Bugaje as the Substantive Executive Secretary of NBTE

President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has appointed Prof. Idris Muhammad Bugaje as the substantive Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna. The appointment was announced today Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 by Mr. Ben Goong, the Director of Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Education. Prof. Bugaje has been Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic since September 17, 2017 before his appointment today as NBTE Executive Secretary.