FG Gives Operational Licence To 20 Private Polytechnics, Others

FG Gives Operational Licence To 20 Private Polytechnics, Others

By Genevive Okafor

The federal government have yesterday given operational licensing to 20 Private Polytechnics, four Colleges Of Health Science and technologies and 32 Innovation Enterprises Institutions.


This brings to date,the numbers of private polytechnics as 56 private polytechnics, 152 Innovation Enterprise Institutions and 84 Vocational Enterprise Institutions in the country.
Speaking during the event, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Arch Sonny Echono stated that the  government accorded priority position to education and Technical, Vocational Education (TVET) adding that it will help reposition the economy to a knowledge-based economy.
“There is no gainsaying that the fact the state of technical and vocational education in Nigeria requires very urgent and decisive action to reposition it for Nigeria’s technology take off,” he noted.
He therefore urged the newly established institutions to strive towards establishing a progress oriented and globally competitive institutions to actualise the envisioned change and agenda.
Echono warned that the federal government has banned study centers or satellite campuses by approved institutions adding that  qualifications obtained from the institutions would not be recognised for further studies, National Youth Service, employment and promotion.
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education(NBTE), Dr M. A Kazaure revealed that the board has under its purview, 131 polytechnics, 33 Colleges of Agriculture, 50 colleges of Health Science and Technology, 31 Specialised Institutions, 152 Innovation Enterprise Institutions, 79 Vocational Enterprise Institutions and 119 Technical Colleges.
He revealed that the Board will continue to ensure that quality assurance are maintained in the delivery of programmes of institutions under its purview by undertaking accreditation visitations to institutions and programmes that are due.
“From 2018 to date, the Board visited a total of 80 institutions and carried out Accreditation/ Reaccreditation of 417 programmes, verification of 46 programmes, resource inspection of 241, resources inspection verification of 28 programmes and CC verification, 24,” he said.


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