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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

The Centre of Excellence has the following Mandates

-Continuing staff development for the TVET sector and capacity building for practitioners of TVET in Nigeria and the West African region;

-Production and sharing of curricula, technical textbooks and instructional materials for Technical Colleges and Polytechnics;

-Studies on the revitalisation of the informal TVET sector and institutionalisation of a National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF);

-Support for the establishment of more Professional Development Centres (CPDCs) in the West African region;

-Collaboration and partnerships among technical institutions in the region and globally;

-Enhancing the speedy sharing of data in various areas of TVET across the Region and internationally;

-Serve as an Awarding Body for registration of quality assurance managers and a training Centre for the conduct of external quality assurance for verification and certification of graduates;

-Coordinate all aspects online programmes in TVET institutions in Nigeria including the Open, Distance Flexible and e---Learning (ODFeL) and monitor the implementation;

-Any activities that serve to facilitate the above key objectives or promote TVET generally.

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 contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

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
Aroge, Ayodele
General Manager/Coordinator
NBTE Centre of Excellence

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12 October 2021
2021 E-Workshop for TVET and Infrastructural Development
International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) East and West African Region in Collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Kaduna Nigeria
The Roles of Stakeholders in Addressing the Skills Gap for Infrastructural Development through TVET in Nigeria.
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