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National Board for Technical Education

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2012

The National Board for Technical Education is a principal organ of Federal Ministry of Education specifically created to handle all aspects of Technical and Vocational Education falling outside University Education. It was established by Act No. 9 of 11th January, 1977.

In addition to providing standardised minimum guide curricula for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the Board supervises and regulates, through an accreditation process, the programmes offered by technical institutions at secondary and post secondary school levels. It is also involved with the funding of Polytechnics owned by the Government of the Federation of Nigeria.


To promote the production of skilled/semi skilled technical and professional manpower, to revitalize, and sustain the national economy, reduce unemployment and poverty through the setting of appropriate quality assurance instruments for TVET, provision of current and reliable information for planning and decision making, sourcing and disbursing of funds and establishment of adequate linkages between TVET Institutions and industry.


- Capacity development for TVET personnel

- Innovation and dissemination of best TVET practices

- Networking of TVET institutions

- Flexible Skills Development

Regular tasks

- Organizing training workshops

- Developing learning materials

- Facilitating the institutionalisation of National Vocational Qualifications Framework in Nigeria

- Supervising zonal staff development centres located in 12 Nigerian polytechnics

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 lead
   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 contribute
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
Highly 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
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)
Plot B, Bida Road
P.M.B 2239 Kaduna


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Prof. Idris M. Bugaje
Executive Secretary

UNEVOC Coordinator
Adamu Ja'afaru Abubakar
Acting Director / Coordinator, NBTE UNEVOC Centre

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15 September 2017
Newsletter NBTE 2017
The NBTE Centre of Excellence is glad to share with colleagues some of the Capacity Building Activities the Centre carried out this year, including the celebration of WYSD and the contribution of NBTE to the International Congress held in Tangshan on 'Skills on the move: a Global trend, local resonances’
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