A Team from the German Development Agency the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) project comprised of Patricia, the Senior Skills Adviser and Andrea, the Consultant engaged by GIZ for the project, were on a familiarization visit to the Board and met with the Executive Secretary, NBTE, Prof. Idris M. Bugaje.
Following the approval of the appointment of Prof. Idris Bugaje as the substantive Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the new Executive Secretary on Wednesday 21st April 2021 formally received handover notes from the Acting Executive Secretary of the Board, Engr. Abati Muhammad in a brief ceremony held in the NBTE Board Room Kaduna. While addressing Management staff of the Board, the new Executive Secretary, who also unveiled a 3Ss Road Map for the Board, stated that he accepted the appointment of the ES of NBTE because he viewed it as a call for national service and his determination to transform the Board and make it occupy its rightful place in the scheme of things in the country and beyond.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has approved the establishment of and take-off of seven new Federal Polytechnics in some states of the federation where none existed. The new Federal Polytechnics are to be established at Monguno, Borno State; N’yak, Shendam Plateau State; Wannune, Benue State; Ugep, Cross River State; Ayede, Oyo State; Ohodo, Enugu State; and Orogun, Delta State.
President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has approved the constitution of Visitation Panels to 25 Federal Polytechnics and 21 Colleges of Education. Two former Executive Secretaries of the national Board for Technical Education, Prof A. T. Abdullahi and Engr. Dr. Nuru A. Yakubu are among the Chairmen of the Visitation Panels. While Prof Abdullahi is to chair the panel to the Federal Polytechnic, Ukana, Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Yakubu will lead his panel to the Federal Polytechnic, Ede.
The Plateau State Government has donated Governor Simon Lalong’s Legacy Project which was designed for a Model Secondary School at N’yak in Shendam Local Government Area for the immediate take-off of the newly approved Federal Polytechnic in the State.
A delegation of the Conference of Islamic and Legal Studies led by the Provost of Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies Kano, Professor Balarabe Jakada visited the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) recently to seek the Board’s guidance on how to mount the National Diploma (ND) programme in Islamic Legal Studies.
The Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has approved the establishment and take-off of four new Private Polytechnics including Bellarks Polytechnic, Kwale, Delta State; I-CON Universal Polytechnic, Osogbo, Osun State; Iwo City Polytechnic, Iwo, Osun State; and Ihechukwu Madubuike Institute of Technology, Isuochi, Abia State.