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Centre for Technical Vocational Education Training and Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (CETVETAR, UNN)

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2007

The Centre for Technical Vocational Education, Training & Research (CETVETAR) is based in two Departments of University of Nigeria, Nsukka namely Departments of Vocational Teacher Education and Fine and Applied Arts. Fine and Applied Arts Department was established in 1961 while Department of Vocational Teacher Education was established by a special grant of Ford Foundation in 1963 for instituting leadership in Vocational Education in Nigeria. Both Departments were the first of their types to be established in the Nigerian University system. These Departments have been instrumental to the establishment of vocational education and fine/applied arts programmes in Universities all over the country and south east geo-political zone respectively.

The Centre runs training and retraining programmes for youths, TVET teachers women, pre-retiring staff and adults in different areas of skills’ need. These programmes are either for certificate and diploma level skills. At the instance of private establishments the Centre also conducts in-plant training programmes. At regular intervals, CETVETAR organises peer review and tutoring programmes meant to build the capacity of research fellows (Core staff of the Centre) and the University community. These programmes are also availed to small scale industrialists and entrepreneurs for updating their skills in managing their businesses. University undergraduates are equally afforded the opportunity of these programmes to upgrade their skills for self help such as, computer utilization, maintenance of domestic appliances among others.


Provide leadership in TVET in Africa by research into innovative/best practices, systems development, quality assurance, networking, training and human capital re-engineering.


The Vision: To be a world class Centre of excellence for life-long human capital development through technical vocational education and training (TVET)

The Objectives Include

1. Conduct training/retraining programmes in different areas of TVET for youths, retirees, women, and disadvantaged groups for skill empowerment and poverty reduction.

2. Offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various areas of TVET subjects

3. Provide consultancy services to local, national and international agencies on best practices in informal, non-formal and formal TVET

4. Carry out advocacy/sensitization programmes on different issues and leading the policy direction on life-long TVET for achieving EFA and MDG goals.

5. Develop programmes for small/medium scale enterprises for optimal performance, quality assurance and global focus.

6. Networking and disseminating information on TVET to policy makers, academics, private and public sectors.

7. Collaboration with other agencies, centres and organisation with similar objectives of human capital development, entrepreneurship, poverty reduction and skill empowerment.

Regular tasks

To achieve the above objectives, CETVETAR undertakes the following programmes:

I. Vocational Education and Training

1. Certificate and Programmes in Home Economics

a. Fashion Design and Clothing Management

b. Hair dressing and Beauty

c. Jewelry and Millinery Production

d. Interior Design

e. Toy Design and Production

f. Catering and Hotel management

g. Tourism and Hospitality Management

h. Confectionary and Snack Production

2. Certificate Programmes in Industrial Technology Education

a. Electrical Installation

b. Automechanics

c. Welding and Metal Fabrication

d. Cabinet Making

e. Wood turning/carving

f. Block/Bricklaying and Concreting

3. Farmers’ Skill Improvement Programmes

4. Business and Office Practice Skill Programmes

5. Information Communication Technology Skills Acquisition Programmes

6. Fine and Applied Art Programmes

a.Textile Design;





II. Technical Vocational Teachers’ Professional Development Programme

III. Networking, Information Dissemination and Data Management on TVET

IV. Research and Product/Systems Development

V. Consultancy Services

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


University of Nigeria, Nsukka (CETVETAR, UNN)
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
UNEVOC Centre Coordinating Unit, Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education Building
410001 Nsukka


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Professor Charles IGWE
The Vice Chancellor, UNN
Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN)

UNEVOC Coordinator
Professor Emmanuel C. Osinem
Research and Training Facilitator
Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education (Vocational Teacher Preparation Programmes)

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15 July 2018
The UNEVOC Network celebrates World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15 July), more than 30 UNEVOC Centres celebrated the importance of Skills for Youth, through conferences, workshop, skills exhibition and promotional campaigns. Discover our interactive map to learn more about those initiatives.
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