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  •  The National Board for Technical Education NBTE has begun a review of the National Technical Certificate and Advance National Technical Certificate curriculum as part of efforts to reposition technical colleges The Executive Secretary of the board Prof Idris Bugaje said at the opening of a workshop in Kaduna on Wednesday that the goal is to enable the colleges to provide relevant technical skills Bugaje explained that the review is under the US 200 million N87 6 billion World Bank supported Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills IDEAS project He said that the project is designed to enhance the capacity of the Nigerian skills development system to produce relevant skills for the formal and informal sectors This according to him is very vital to the growth of the Nigerian economy He said that 39 out of the 123 technical colleges in the country would benefit from the project which would end in the next two and half years He added that the 39 colleges were drawn from six states namely 18 from the states and 21 from the federal government colleges The NBTE boss said that the project would equip the technical colleges with needed equipment and improve buildings and other critical infrastructure The teachers will equally be screened and trained to deliver the best technical training in the colleges which in the long run ill re engineer and reinvent the colleges to provide quality technical training We are expecting that at the end of the project the technical colleges will be able to deliver better modern skills to Nigerian youths he said Bugaje explained that the curriculum has not been reviewed in decades considering that several skills have evolved in line with modern trends and skill demand by industries and the national economy The review of the curriculum is to bring it in line with demands of industries and the national economy We also want the technical colleges to start producing certified skills artisans welders fabricators in construction and electrical installation among others This will enable them to move from technical colleges to industries and the country will not be graduating students that will be job seekers he added He called on the state government to sit up and not allow technical colleges to remain in shambles where no materials for practical are available with the children rooming about the school doing nothing Mr Isah Suleiman Managing Director Talent and Skills Management Ltd described the curriculum review as key to the quest for skills training and development for economic growth Suleiman who lauded the project urged state governments to key in adding that his organisation is ready to partner to strengthen skills training and development in the country Skills training of this nature is the way forward Without adequate skills training our economy will develop and a huge number of youths will remain jobless and compound the security challenges in the country We hope that more of these skills programmes will be taken up by state governments and other stakeholders and set our dear country on the path of sustainable development he said Also speaking Mr Ibidapo Olabede Director Delux Consult commended the Federal Government and the World Bank for their efforts to reposition technical colleges to meet the skills needs of the country Olabede called for additional efforts to scale up the project to the remaining 30 states to reap the benefit of technical colleges NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBTE reviews curriculum of technical colleges to provide relevant skills
     The National Board for Technical Education NBTE has begun a review of the National Technical Certificate and Advance National Technical Certificate curriculum as part of efforts to reposition technical colleges The Executive Secretary of the board Prof Idris Bugaje said at the opening of a workshop in Kaduna on Wednesday that the goal is to enable the colleges to provide relevant technical skills Bugaje explained that the review is under the US 200 million N87 6 billion World Bank supported Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills IDEAS project He said that the project is designed to enhance the capacity of the Nigerian skills development system to produce relevant skills for the formal and informal sectors This according to him is very vital to the growth of the Nigerian economy He said that 39 out of the 123 technical colleges in the country would benefit from the project which would end in the next two and half years He added that the 39 colleges were drawn from six states namely 18 from the states and 21 from the federal government colleges The NBTE boss said that the project would equip the technical colleges with needed equipment and improve buildings and other critical infrastructure The teachers will equally be screened and trained to deliver the best technical training in the colleges which in the long run ill re engineer and reinvent the colleges to provide quality technical training We are expecting that at the end of the project the technical colleges will be able to deliver better modern skills to Nigerian youths he said Bugaje explained that the curriculum has not been reviewed in decades considering that several skills have evolved in line with modern trends and skill demand by industries and the national economy The review of the curriculum is to bring it in line with demands of industries and the national economy We also want the technical colleges to start producing certified skills artisans welders fabricators in construction and electrical installation among others This will enable them to move from technical colleges to industries and the country will not be graduating students that will be job seekers he added He called on the state government to sit up and not allow technical colleges to remain in shambles where no materials for practical are available with the children rooming about the school doing nothing Mr Isah Suleiman Managing Director Talent and Skills Management Ltd described the curriculum review as key to the quest for skills training and development for economic growth Suleiman who lauded the project urged state governments to key in adding that his organisation is ready to partner to strengthen skills training and development in the country Skills training of this nature is the way forward Without adequate skills training our economy will develop and a huge number of youths will remain jobless and compound the security challenges in the country We hope that more of these skills programmes will be taken up by state governments and other stakeholders and set our dear country on the path of sustainable development he said Also speaking Mr Ibidapo Olabede Director Delux Consult commended the Federal Government and the World Bank for their efforts to reposition technical colleges to meet the skills needs of the country Olabede called for additional efforts to scale up the project to the remaining 30 states to reap the benefit of technical colleges NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBTE reviews curriculum of technical colleges to provide relevant skills
    Education4 weeks ago

    NBTE reviews curriculum of technical colleges to provide relevant skills

    The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has begun a review of the National Technical Certificate and Advance National Technical Certificate curriculum as part of efforts to reposition technical colleges.

    The Executive Secretary of the board, Prof. Idris Bugaje, said at the opening of a workshop in Kaduna on Wednesday, that the goal is to enable the colleges to provide relevant technical skills.

    Bugaje explained that the review is under the US$200 million (N87.6 billion) World Bank-supported Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) project.

    He said that the project is designed to enhance the capacity of the Nigerian skills development system to produce relevant skills for the formal and informal sectors.

    This, according to him, is “very vital” to the growth of the Nigerian economy.

    He said that 39 out of the 123 technical colleges in the country would benefit from the project which would end in the next two and half years.

    He added that the 39 colleges were drawn from six states namely, 18 from the states and 21 from the federal government colleges.

    The NBTE boss said that the project would equip the technical colleges with needed equipment and improve buildings and other critical infrastructure.

    “The teachers will equally be screened and trained to deliver the best technical training in the colleges which in the long run ill re-engineer and reinvent the colleges to provide quality technical training.

    “We are expecting that at the end of the project, the technical colleges will be able to deliver better modern skills to Nigerian youths,” he said.

    Bugaje explained that the curriculum has not been reviewed in decades, considering that several skills have evolved in line with modern trends and skill demand by industries and the national economy.

    “The review of the curriculum is to bring it in line with demands of industries and the national economy.

    “We also want the technical colleges to start producing certified skills artisans, welders, fabricators in construction and electrical installation among others.

    “This will enable them to move from technical colleges to industries and the country will not be graduating students that will be job seekers,” he added.

    He called on the state government to sit up and not allow technical colleges to remain in shambles, where no materials for practical are available with the children rooming about the school doing nothing.

    Mr Isah Suleiman, Managing Director, Talent and Skills Management Ltd., described the curriculum review as key to the quest for skills training and development for economic growth.

    Suleiman, who lauded the project, urged state governments to key in, adding that his organisation is ready to partner to strengthen skills training and development in the country.

    “Skills training of this nature is the way forward.

    Without adequate skills training our economy will develop and a huge number of youths will remain jobless and compound the security challenges in the country.

    “We hope that more of these skills programmes will be taken up by state governments and other stakeholders and set our dear country on the path of sustainable development,” he said.

    Also speaking, Mr Ibidapo Olabede, Director, Delux Consult, commended the Federal Government and the World Bank for their efforts to reposition technical colleges to meet the skills needs of the country.

    Olabede called for additional efforts to scale up the project to the remaining 30 states to reap the benefit of technical colleges.


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  •  Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management KSITM has matriculated 400 students for the 20212022 academic session The Rector of the institute Dr Babangida Abubakar Albaba disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Katsina According to him all arrangements by the management of the institute had been completed for the commencement of additional four new National Innovation Diploma NID programmes in its next academic session Abubakar Albaba said already the National Board for Technical Education NBTE had granted approval for the commencement of the new NID programmes effective from the 20222023 academic session The programmes were to award National Innovation Diploma certificates in Business Informatics Computer Hardware Engineering Technology Security Management Technology and Islamic Finance The new programmes are in addition to the four we already have which include networking and system security Computer software engineering multimedia technology and Banking Operation The Institute is also waiting for the NBTE resource visitation team for National Diploma programmes on Accounting Computer Science Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering as well as Library and Information Science he said According to the Rector the programmes if approved will give the Institute a dual status of Polytechnic and Innovation Enterprise Institute which will pave its way to qualify for TETFUND intervention He said the Institute extended hands of partnership to various MDAs and NGOs at both federal and state levels in training the teaming youths on various ICT and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to become responsible members of the society The Rector said that in 2022 alone the management approved the sponsorship of three staff to undergo PhD and other two staff for MSc programmes According to Abubakar Albaba the efforts were part of the staff development initiative He commended the state government for its continued support towards rapid development of the Institute and the state Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation for facilitating the government s approvals for all the requests from the Institute Congratulating the newly admitted students the Rector also urged them to be of good conduct to enable them to succeed in their studies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina institute matriculates 400 students, gets 4  new programmes
     Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management KSITM has matriculated 400 students for the 20212022 academic session The Rector of the institute Dr Babangida Abubakar Albaba disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Katsina According to him all arrangements by the management of the institute had been completed for the commencement of additional four new National Innovation Diploma NID programmes in its next academic session Abubakar Albaba said already the National Board for Technical Education NBTE had granted approval for the commencement of the new NID programmes effective from the 20222023 academic session The programmes were to award National Innovation Diploma certificates in Business Informatics Computer Hardware Engineering Technology Security Management Technology and Islamic Finance The new programmes are in addition to the four we already have which include networking and system security Computer software engineering multimedia technology and Banking Operation The Institute is also waiting for the NBTE resource visitation team for National Diploma programmes on Accounting Computer Science Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering as well as Library and Information Science he said According to the Rector the programmes if approved will give the Institute a dual status of Polytechnic and Innovation Enterprise Institute which will pave its way to qualify for TETFUND intervention He said the Institute extended hands of partnership to various MDAs and NGOs at both federal and state levels in training the teaming youths on various ICT and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to become responsible members of the society The Rector said that in 2022 alone the management approved the sponsorship of three staff to undergo PhD and other two staff for MSc programmes According to Abubakar Albaba the efforts were part of the staff development initiative He commended the state government for its continued support towards rapid development of the Institute and the state Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation for facilitating the government s approvals for all the requests from the Institute Congratulating the newly admitted students the Rector also urged them to be of good conduct to enable them to succeed in their studies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina institute matriculates 400 students, gets 4  new programmes
    Education2 months ago

    Katsina institute matriculates 400 students, gets 4  new programmes

    Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management (KSITM) has matriculated 400 students for the 20212022 academic session.  

    The Rector of the institute, Dr Babangida Abubakar-Albaba, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Katsina.  

    According to him, all arrangements by the management of the institute had been completed for the commencement of additional four new National Innovation Diploma (NID) programmes in its next academic session.  

    Abubakar-Albaba said already the National Board for Technical Education, (NBTE) had granted approval for the commencement of the new NID programmes effective from the 20222023 academic session.  

    The programmes were to award National Innovation Diploma certificates in Business Informatics, Computer Hardware Engineering Technology, Security Management Technology and Islamic  Finance.  

    “The new programmes are in addition to the four we already have, which include networking and system security, Computer software engineering, multimedia technology and Banking Operation.  

    “The Institute is also waiting for the NBTE resource visitation team for National Diploma programmes on Accounting, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering as well as Library and Information Science.

    ” he said.   

    According to the Rector, the programmes, if approved, will give the Institute a dual status of Polytechnic and Innovation Enterprise Institute, which will pave its way to qualify for TETFUND intervention.  

    He said the Institute extended hands of partnership to various MDAs and NGOs at both federal and state levels in training the teaming youths on various ICT and entrepreneurial skills, to enable them to become responsible members of the society.  

    The Rector said that in 2022 alone, the management approved the sponsorship of three staff to undergo PhD and other two staff for MSc programmes.  

    According to Abubakar-Albaba, the efforts were  part of the staff development initiative.  

    He commended the state government for its continued support towards rapid development of the Institute and the state Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for facilitating the government’s approvals for all the requests from the  Institute.  

    Congratulating the newly-admitted students, the Rector also urged them to be of good conduct to enable them to succeed in their studies.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Management of The Polytechnic Ibadan has said that the National Board for Technical Education NBTE has approved all the 35 programmes listed for accreditation for the institution It disclosed this in a statement signed by the Registrar Mrs Modupe Fawale and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Thursday Fawale stated that the feat could be attributed to the huge support given to the institution by Gov Mr Seyi Makinde She also ascribed it to the backing of the polytechnic s Governing Council and cooperation of the management team lecturers and members of staff in the various Departments Units and Directorates The statement further noted that the achievement was a big plus to the institution According to it many courses presented attracted huge sums of money for the procurement of equipment and upgrading of facilities to meet the requirements and quality assurance of the NBTE It explained that the board visited the institution between April 19 and 23 with experts and bodies from across the country to ensure quality assurance of the programmes The statement disclosed that the news of the success of the accreditation was conveyed in a letter to the Rector Prof Kazeem Adebiyi dated May 27 It added that the programmes would be due for another accreditation in the next five years Fawale assured the students intending students the public and NBTE that the polytechnic will adhere to all details and advice offered during the accreditation to ensure that the institution retains its position as foremost in Nigeria She listed the accr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBTE approves 35 programmes for Ibadan Poly – Mgt.
     The Management of The Polytechnic Ibadan has said that the National Board for Technical Education NBTE has approved all the 35 programmes listed for accreditation for the institution It disclosed this in a statement signed by the Registrar Mrs Modupe Fawale and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Thursday Fawale stated that the feat could be attributed to the huge support given to the institution by Gov Mr Seyi Makinde She also ascribed it to the backing of the polytechnic s Governing Council and cooperation of the management team lecturers and members of staff in the various Departments Units and Directorates The statement further noted that the achievement was a big plus to the institution According to it many courses presented attracted huge sums of money for the procurement of equipment and upgrading of facilities to meet the requirements and quality assurance of the NBTE It explained that the board visited the institution between April 19 and 23 with experts and bodies from across the country to ensure quality assurance of the programmes The statement disclosed that the news of the success of the accreditation was conveyed in a letter to the Rector Prof Kazeem Adebiyi dated May 27 It added that the programmes would be due for another accreditation in the next five years Fawale assured the students intending students the public and NBTE that the polytechnic will adhere to all details and advice offered during the accreditation to ensure that the institution retains its position as foremost in Nigeria She listed the accr NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBTE approves 35 programmes for Ibadan Poly – Mgt.
    Education3 months ago

    NBTE approves 35 programmes for Ibadan Poly – Mgt.

    The Management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has said that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has approved all the 35 programmes listed for accreditation for the institution.

    It disclosed this in a statement signed by the Registrar, Mrs Modupe Fawale, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Thursday.

    Fawale stated that the feat could be attributed to the huge support given to the institution by Gov. Mr Seyi Makinde.

    She also ascribed it to the backing of the polytechnic’s Governing Council and cooperation of the management team, lecturers and members of staff in the various Departments, Units and Directorates.

    The statement further noted that the achievement was a big plus to the institution.

    According to it, many courses presented attracted huge sums of money for the procurement of equipment and upgrading of facilities to meet the requirements and quality assurance of the NBTE.

    It explained that the board visited the institution between April 19 and 23 with experts and bodies from across the country to ensure quality assurance of the programmes.

    The statement disclosed that the news of the success of the accreditation was conveyed in a letter to the Rector, Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, dated May, 27. It added that the programmes would be due for another accreditation in the next five years.

    Fawale assured the students, intending students, the public and NBTE that the polytechnic “will adhere to all details and advice offered during the accreditation to ensure that the institution retains its position as foremost in Nigeria”.

    She listed the accr
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Abia Commissioner for Information Mr Chikamnayo Eze has announced the restoration of the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic Aba Eze made the announcement during a press briefing at the Government House Umuahia on Monday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Board of Technical Education NBTE had on July 19 2022 announced the withdrawal of the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic owing to over 30 months of unpaid salaries He said that this was in fulfillment of the state government s promise to ensure that the accreditation of the institution would be restored within a month According to him this was made possible through the efforts of the state government which include release of N450 million to the institution for the settlement of four months of salary arrears Also the state government has put into force sustainable measures to ensure that best practices will be upheld in the operations of the institution moving forward the commissioner said Eze noted that the institution as a semi autonomous organisation ought to have ensured prompt payment of salaries He commended the committee set up to interface with NBTE on the matter for doing an excellent job The commissioner said that the state government had instituted measures that would ensure that the institution does not experience interrupted academic sessions going forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abia Poly’s accreditation restored – Commissioner
     The Abia Commissioner for Information Mr Chikamnayo Eze has announced the restoration of the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic Aba Eze made the announcement during a press briefing at the Government House Umuahia on Monday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Board of Technical Education NBTE had on July 19 2022 announced the withdrawal of the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic owing to over 30 months of unpaid salaries He said that this was in fulfillment of the state government s promise to ensure that the accreditation of the institution would be restored within a month According to him this was made possible through the efforts of the state government which include release of N450 million to the institution for the settlement of four months of salary arrears Also the state government has put into force sustainable measures to ensure that best practices will be upheld in the operations of the institution moving forward the commissioner said Eze noted that the institution as a semi autonomous organisation ought to have ensured prompt payment of salaries He commended the committee set up to interface with NBTE on the matter for doing an excellent job The commissioner said that the state government had instituted measures that would ensure that the institution does not experience interrupted academic sessions going forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abia Poly’s accreditation restored – Commissioner
    Education3 months ago

    Abia Poly’s accreditation restored – Commissioner

    The Abia Commissioner for Information, Mr Chikamnayo Eze, has announced the restoration of the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. Eze made the announcement during a press briefing at the Government House, Umuahia on Monday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) had on July 19, 2022, announced the withdrawal of the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic owing to over 30 months of unpaid salaries.

    He said that this was in fulfillment of the state government’s promise to ensure that the accreditation of the institution would be restored within a month.

    According to him, this was made possible through the efforts of the state government which include release of N450 million to the institution for the settlement of four months of salary arrears.

    “Also the state government has put into force sustainable measures to ensure that best practices will be upheld in the operations of the institution moving forward,” the commissioner said.

    Eze noted that the institution as a semi-autonomous organisation ought to have ensured prompt payment of salaries.

    He commended the committee set up to interface with NBTE on the matter for doing an excellent job.

    The commissioner said that the state government had instituted measures that would ensure that the institution does not experience interrupted academic sessions going forward.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has approved the release of N450 million as salary support to the State Polytechnic for immediate payment of four months salary arrears This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the governor Onyebuchi Ememanka in Aba This followed the withdrawal of Abia Polytechnic s accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE over non payment of 30 months salaries The governor gave the approval on Wednesday while hosting a delegation of Student Leaders from the tertiary institutions in Abia who paid him a visit at the Governor s Lodge in Aba The governor said although the government is not responsible for the payment of salaries of tertiary institution workers in Abia including the polytechnic his administration will not abandon them What the State Government owes the institution is a monthly subvention of N90million and this administration has so far paid N7 1 Billion to the Polytechnic since I assumed office in 2015 This translates to N92million every month for the 78 months I have been in office as governor With this N450million additional support the polytechnic has received over N7 5billion from this administration One wonders why the institution is unable to manage their internal financial issues since they collect and retain all manner of fees from their students the said Ikpeazu insisted that the polytechnic must manage funds available On NBTE s withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation Ikpeazu said the mandate of the NBTE does not extend to shutting down an institution on account of labour related issues since it is not the National Industrial Court The governor wondered why NBTE has not withdrawn the accreditation of tertiary institutions in some parts of the country where insecurity had stopped academic activities for over two years He said the government and Abia State University management will meet on Friday to resolve labour issues at the University assuring of government s commitment to all state owned higher institutions He expressed happiness that the student leaders have risen to the occasion by refusing to be used as agents of destabilization on account of the challenge at Abia Poly The student leaders who spoke earlier were drawn from the Students Union Government s of all tertiary institutions in the state They told the governor that those who claimed to be student leaders who passed a vote of No Confidence on the governor were fake and were not students of any institution in Abia This according to them led them to swiftly address a news conference where they passed a resounding Vote of Confidence on the Governor The students whose names were not given were made up of members of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and the National Association of Abia State Students NAAS NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ikpeazu approves N450m as salary support for Abia Polytechnic workers
     Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has approved the release of N450 million as salary support to the State Polytechnic for immediate payment of four months salary arrears This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the governor Onyebuchi Ememanka in Aba This followed the withdrawal of Abia Polytechnic s accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE over non payment of 30 months salaries The governor gave the approval on Wednesday while hosting a delegation of Student Leaders from the tertiary institutions in Abia who paid him a visit at the Governor s Lodge in Aba The governor said although the government is not responsible for the payment of salaries of tertiary institution workers in Abia including the polytechnic his administration will not abandon them What the State Government owes the institution is a monthly subvention of N90million and this administration has so far paid N7 1 Billion to the Polytechnic since I assumed office in 2015 This translates to N92million every month for the 78 months I have been in office as governor With this N450million additional support the polytechnic has received over N7 5billion from this administration One wonders why the institution is unable to manage their internal financial issues since they collect and retain all manner of fees from their students the said Ikpeazu insisted that the polytechnic must manage funds available On NBTE s withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation Ikpeazu said the mandate of the NBTE does not extend to shutting down an institution on account of labour related issues since it is not the National Industrial Court The governor wondered why NBTE has not withdrawn the accreditation of tertiary institutions in some parts of the country where insecurity had stopped academic activities for over two years He said the government and Abia State University management will meet on Friday to resolve labour issues at the University assuring of government s commitment to all state owned higher institutions He expressed happiness that the student leaders have risen to the occasion by refusing to be used as agents of destabilization on account of the challenge at Abia Poly The student leaders who spoke earlier were drawn from the Students Union Government s of all tertiary institutions in the state They told the governor that those who claimed to be student leaders who passed a vote of No Confidence on the governor were fake and were not students of any institution in Abia This according to them led them to swiftly address a news conference where they passed a resounding Vote of Confidence on the Governor The students whose names were not given were made up of members of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and the National Association of Abia State Students NAAS NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ikpeazu approves N450m as salary support for Abia Polytechnic workers
    Education4 months ago

    Ikpeazu approves N450m as salary support for Abia Polytechnic workers

    Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has approved the release of N450 million as salary support to the State Polytechnic for immediate payment of four months salary arrears.

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka in Aba.This, followed the withdrawal of Abia Polytechnic’s accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) over non payment of 30 months salaries.

    The governor gave the approval on Wednesday while hosting a delegation of Student Leaders from the tertiary institutions in Abia who paid him a visit at the Governor’s Lodge in Aba.The governor said although  the government is not responsible for the payment of salaries of tertiary institution workers in Abia including the polytechnic, his administration will not abandon them“What the State Government owes the institution is a monthly subvention of N90million and this administration has so far paid N7.

    1 Billion to the Polytechnic since I assumed office in 2015.

    “This translates to N92million  every month for the 78 months I have been in office as governor.

    “With this N450million additional support, the polytechnic has received over N7.

    5billion from this administration.

    “One wonders why the institution is unable to manage their internal financial issues since they collect and retain all manner of fees from their students”, the said.

    Ikpeazu insisted that the polytechnic must manage funds available.

    On NBTE’s withdrawal of the polytechnic’s accreditation, Ikpeazu said the mandate of the NBTE does not extend to shutting down an institution on account of labour-related issues since it is not the National Industrial Court.

    The governor wondered why NBTE has not withdrawn the accreditation of tertiary institutions in some parts of the country where insecurity had stopped academic activities for over two years.

    He said the government and Abia State University management will meet on Friday, to resolve labour issues at the University, assuring of government’s commitment to all state-owned higher institutions.

    He expressed happiness that the student leaders have risen to the occasion by refusing to be used as agents of destabilization on account of the challenge at Abia Poly.The student leaders who spoke earlier, were drawn from the Students Union Government’s of all tertiary institutions in the state.

    They told the governor that those who claimed to be student leaders who passed a vote of “No Confidence” on the governor were fake and were not students of any institution in Abia.This, according to them, led them to swiftly address a news conference where they passed a resounding Vote of Confidence on the Governor.

    The students whose names were not given were made up of members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the National Association of Abia State Students (NAAS).

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA in Abia has said that the de accreditation of Abia Polytechnic Aba has further exposed the failure of the State Government in the education sector The state Chairman of the party Rev Augustine Ehiemere stated this while reacting to the withdrawal of the accreditation to the institution by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE The NBTE on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation over the 30 months arrears of salaries and allowances allegedly owed to the workers The development was coming barely two months after the National Universities Commission withdrew the accreditation to the Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba over alleged inadequacies In a statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia on Friday Ehiemere described the ugly situation in the two institutions as the last straw that has broken the camel s back Abia people have taken enough punishment from the PDP government Enough is enough he stated Ehiemere therefore urged Goc Okezie Ikpeazu to show some decency by resigning honourably and apologising to Abia people for the misrule his government has foisted on them The statement entitled The desolation of Abia by the PDP misrule further decried the alleged collapse of teaching and learning infrastructure in the two institutions It expressed disappointment that Ikpeazu could neither maintain or improve on the institutions he inherited and did not build new ones The party also expressed concern that the institutions which were efficiently run by past administrations were undergoing serious existential challenges under Ikpeazu It therefore advised the Abia electorate to take advantage of the 2023 elections to ensure that Abia is rescued from the stranglehold of PDP by voting for APGA We are poised to restore Abia to the path of hope and glory We call on the Abia people to remain steadfast in their support for APGA A new star of hope is rising within the Abia political horizon The cock is about to crow again to herald a new day a new beginning and awakening for the Abia dream NAN reports that Abia Government had described the news of the de accreditation of the polytechnic as shocking The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Eze Chikamnayo blamed the development on mismanagement and overstaffing of the institution Chikamnayo claimed that the polytechnic was getting N90 million government s monthly subvention in addition to students fees and levies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    De-accreditation of Abia poly exposes govt’s failure, says APGA 
     The All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA in Abia has said that the de accreditation of Abia Polytechnic Aba has further exposed the failure of the State Government in the education sector The state Chairman of the party Rev Augustine Ehiemere stated this while reacting to the withdrawal of the accreditation to the institution by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE The NBTE on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation over the 30 months arrears of salaries and allowances allegedly owed to the workers The development was coming barely two months after the National Universities Commission withdrew the accreditation to the Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba over alleged inadequacies In a statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia on Friday Ehiemere described the ugly situation in the two institutions as the last straw that has broken the camel s back Abia people have taken enough punishment from the PDP government Enough is enough he stated Ehiemere therefore urged Goc Okezie Ikpeazu to show some decency by resigning honourably and apologising to Abia people for the misrule his government has foisted on them The statement entitled The desolation of Abia by the PDP misrule further decried the alleged collapse of teaching and learning infrastructure in the two institutions It expressed disappointment that Ikpeazu could neither maintain or improve on the institutions he inherited and did not build new ones The party also expressed concern that the institutions which were efficiently run by past administrations were undergoing serious existential challenges under Ikpeazu It therefore advised the Abia electorate to take advantage of the 2023 elections to ensure that Abia is rescued from the stranglehold of PDP by voting for APGA We are poised to restore Abia to the path of hope and glory We call on the Abia people to remain steadfast in their support for APGA A new star of hope is rising within the Abia political horizon The cock is about to crow again to herald a new day a new beginning and awakening for the Abia dream NAN reports that Abia Government had described the news of the de accreditation of the polytechnic as shocking The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Eze Chikamnayo blamed the development on mismanagement and overstaffing of the institution Chikamnayo claimed that the polytechnic was getting N90 million government s monthly subvention in addition to students fees and levies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    De-accreditation of Abia poly exposes govt’s failure, says APGA 
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    De-accreditation of Abia poly exposes govt’s failure, says APGA 

    The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia has said that the de-accreditation of Abia Polytechnic, Aba has further exposed the failure of the State Government in the education sector.

    The state Chairman of the party, Rev.

    Augustine Ehiemere, stated this while reacting to the withdrawal of the accreditation to the institution by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

    The NBTE on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of the polytechnic’s accreditation over the 30 months arrears of salaries and allowances allegedly owed to the workers.

    The development was coming barely two months after the National Universities Commission withdrew the accreditation to the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, over alleged “inadequacies”.

    In a statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia on Friday, Ehiemere described the ugly situation in the two institutions as “the last straw that has broken the camel’s back.” “Abia people have taken enough punishment from the PDP government.

    Enough is enough,” he stated.

    Ehiemere, therefore, urged Goc.

    Okezie Ikpeazu “to show some decency by resigning honourably and apologising to Abia people for the misrule his government has foisted on them”.

    The statement, entitled, “The desolation of Abia by the PDP misrule,” further decried the alleged collapse of teaching and learning infrastructure in the two institutions.

    It expressed disappointment that Ikpeazu could neither  maintain or improve on the institutions he inherited and did not build new ones.

    The party also expressed concern that the institutions, which were efficiently run by past administrations, were undergoing serious existential challenges under Ikpeazu.

    It, therefore, advised the Abia electorate to take advantage of the 2023 elections “to ensure that Abia is rescued from the stranglehold of PDP by voting for APGA.

    “We are poised to restore Abia to the path of hope and glory.

    “We call on the Abia people to remain steadfast in their support for APGA.

    “A new star of hope is rising within the Abia political horizon.

    “The cock is about to crow again to herald a new day, a new beginning and awakening for the Abia dream.” NAN reports that Abia Government had described the news of the de-accreditation of the polytechnic as shocking.

    The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Eze Chikamnayo, blamed the development on mismanagement and overstaffing of the institution.

    Chikamnayo claimed that the polytechnic was getting N90 million government’s monthly subvention, in addition  to students’ fees and levies.

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  •   We will restore Abia poly accreditation in 30 days State Govt lt Abia Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Eze Chikamnayo says that plans are underway to restore the accreditation of the Abia State Polytechnic Aba within 30 days Chikamnayo said this on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting at the Government House Umuahia The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the National Board for Technical Education NBTE on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation The board hinged its action on the outstanding 30 months arrears of staff salaries owed by the state government The development came barely two months after the Nigerian Universities Commission also withdrew the accreditation to the Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba over some alleged inadequacies Chikamnayo said that the government would interface with NBTE authorities and students of the polytechnic and stakeholders in order to address the issue on ground He said that the news of the withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation came to the government as a shock He said that the institution as an autonomous entity was expected to adopt best practices in its operations Since the inception of this government in 2015 a N90 million subvention has been given to the institution every month amounting to N7 1 billion At a point the state government gave a N1 billion bailout fund to the institution This is an institution that receives school fees levies and caution fees Therefore it is expected that it will be able to pay salaries and allowances of staff Their problem stems from poor management and over staffing And whenever they are asked to downsize the trade union would organise protests the commissioner further said He warned that disciplinary measures would be enforced against the board or management of any government owned institution that failed in its duties He said that the government could not afford to face any form of embarrassment as a result of the ineptitude of a board or management of any such institution He also said that government had commenced a project for the establishment of a sports academy and youth skills acquisition centre at the Nsulu Games Village Chikamnayo said that the government had set up an inter ministerial committee to ensure effective and prompt actualisation of the project He further said that government had resolved to build an entrepreneurship development institute to serve as a regulatory body He said that the institute would provide standardisation of skills through the issuance of certificates to graduate artisans The commissioner also spoke on government s efforts to ensure adequate security in the state He said that the demolition carried out at the Lokpanta Cattle Market was not aimed at witchhunting anybody He argued that the exercise was intended to destroy structures that served as hideouts to criminal elements He also said that eight checkpoints would be established at strategic locations in the area to be manned by a joint task force www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We will restore Abia poly accreditation in 30 days – State Govt.
      We will restore Abia poly accreditation in 30 days State Govt lt Abia Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Eze Chikamnayo says that plans are underway to restore the accreditation of the Abia State Polytechnic Aba within 30 days Chikamnayo said this on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting at the Government House Umuahia The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the National Board for Technical Education NBTE on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation The board hinged its action on the outstanding 30 months arrears of staff salaries owed by the state government The development came barely two months after the Nigerian Universities Commission also withdrew the accreditation to the Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba over some alleged inadequacies Chikamnayo said that the government would interface with NBTE authorities and students of the polytechnic and stakeholders in order to address the issue on ground He said that the news of the withdrawal of the polytechnic s accreditation came to the government as a shock He said that the institution as an autonomous entity was expected to adopt best practices in its operations Since the inception of this government in 2015 a N90 million subvention has been given to the institution every month amounting to N7 1 billion At a point the state government gave a N1 billion bailout fund to the institution This is an institution that receives school fees levies and caution fees Therefore it is expected that it will be able to pay salaries and allowances of staff Their problem stems from poor management and over staffing And whenever they are asked to downsize the trade union would organise protests the commissioner further said He warned that disciplinary measures would be enforced against the board or management of any government owned institution that failed in its duties He said that the government could not afford to face any form of embarrassment as a result of the ineptitude of a board or management of any such institution He also said that government had commenced a project for the establishment of a sports academy and youth skills acquisition centre at the Nsulu Games Village Chikamnayo said that the government had set up an inter ministerial committee to ensure effective and prompt actualisation of the project He further said that government had resolved to build an entrepreneurship development institute to serve as a regulatory body He said that the institute would provide standardisation of skills through the issuance of certificates to graduate artisans The commissioner also spoke on government s efforts to ensure adequate security in the state He said that the demolition carried out at the Lokpanta Cattle Market was not aimed at witchhunting anybody He argued that the exercise was intended to destroy structures that served as hideouts to criminal elements He also said that eight checkpoints would be established at strategic locations in the area to be manned by a joint task force www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We will restore Abia poly accreditation in 30 days – State Govt.
    Education4 months ago

    We will restore Abia poly accreditation in 30 days – State Govt.

    We will restore Abia poly accreditation in 30 days – State Govt.

    < Abia Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Eze Chikamnayo, says that plans are underway to restore the accreditation of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba within 30 days.

    Chikamnayo said this on Thursday, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Umuahia.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of the polytechnic’s accreditation.

    The board hinged its action on the outstanding 30 months arrears of staff salaries owed by the state government.

    The development came barely two months after the Nigerian Universities Commission also withdrew the accreditation to the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, over some alleged “inadequacies”.

    Chikamnayo said that the government would interface with NBTE, authorities and students of the polytechnic and stakeholders in order to address the issue on ground.

    He said that the news of the withdrawal of the polytechnic’s accreditation came to the government as a shock.

    He said that the institution as an autonomous entity was expected to adopt best practices in its operations.

    “Since the inception of this government in 2015, a N90 million subvention has been given to the institution every month, amounting to N7.1 billion.

    “At a point, the state government gave a N1 billion bailout fund to the institution.

    “This is an institution that receives school fees, levies and caution fees.

    “Therefore, it is expected that it will be able to pay salaries and allowances of staff.

    “Their problem stems from poor management and over staffing.

    “And whenever they are asked to downsize, the trade union would organise protests,” the commissioner further said.

    He warned that disciplinary measures would be enforced against the board or management of any government-owned institution that failed in its duties.

    He said that the government could not afford to face any form of embarrassment as a result of the ineptitude of a board or management of any such institution.

    He also said that government had commenced a project for the establishment of a sports academy and youth skills acquisition centre at the Nsulu Games Village.

    Chikamnayo said that the government had set up an inter-ministerial committee to ensure effective and prompt actualisation of the project.

    He further said that government had resolved to build an entrepreneurship development institute to serve as a regulatory body.

    He said that the institute would provide standardisation of skills through the issuance of certificates to graduate artisans.

    The commissioner also spoke on government’s efforts to ensure adequate security in the state.

    He said that the demolition carried out at the Lokpanta Cattle Market was not aimed at witchhunting anybody.

    He argued that the exercise was intended to destroy structures that served as hideouts to criminal elements.

    He also said that eight checkpoints would be established at strategic locations in the area to be manned by a joint task force.

    (www.nannews.ng)

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  •  The Abia State Government has announced the immediate dissolution of the governing council of Abia State Polytechnic and suspension of the institution s management Mr Chris Ezem the Secretary to the State Government said this in a statement on Thursday in Umuahia Elem said that the move was to reposition the polytechnic whose accreditation was withdrawn by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE on Tuesday Following the recent action of the NBTE against Abia State Polytechnic Aba the Governor of Abia State Okezie Victor Ikpeazu appeals to our dear students of Abia poly and other well meaning Abians to remain calm Government views the decision of the NBTE against the institution as very embarrassing and capable of destabilising the current peace and harmony existing in the state as the fate of the students of the institution appears to be jeopardised by the said action It must be placed on record that academic activities have been ongoing in the institution without interruptions The teachers and staff of Abia poly were not on strike and have remained committed to their duties he said Ezem said that the government had set up a team to work for the reaccreditation of the polytechnic within 30 days The team is headed by Prof Ikechi Mgboji with Dr John Nwadioha Mr Jude Udeachara Rev Fr Kelechi Anyanwu Mrs Love Ezema and Mr Stanley Nwankpa as members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abia govt dissolves poly governing council, suspends management
     The Abia State Government has announced the immediate dissolution of the governing council of Abia State Polytechnic and suspension of the institution s management Mr Chris Ezem the Secretary to the State Government said this in a statement on Thursday in Umuahia Elem said that the move was to reposition the polytechnic whose accreditation was withdrawn by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE on Tuesday Following the recent action of the NBTE against Abia State Polytechnic Aba the Governor of Abia State Okezie Victor Ikpeazu appeals to our dear students of Abia poly and other well meaning Abians to remain calm Government views the decision of the NBTE against the institution as very embarrassing and capable of destabilising the current peace and harmony existing in the state as the fate of the students of the institution appears to be jeopardised by the said action It must be placed on record that academic activities have been ongoing in the institution without interruptions The teachers and staff of Abia poly were not on strike and have remained committed to their duties he said Ezem said that the government had set up a team to work for the reaccreditation of the polytechnic within 30 days The team is headed by Prof Ikechi Mgboji with Dr John Nwadioha Mr Jude Udeachara Rev Fr Kelechi Anyanwu Mrs Love Ezema and Mr Stanley Nwankpa as members NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Abia govt dissolves poly governing council, suspends management
    Education4 months ago

    Abia govt dissolves poly governing council, suspends management

    The Abia State Government has announced the immediate dissolution of the governing council of Abia State Polytechnic and suspension of the institution’s management.

    Mr Chris Ezem, the Secretary to the State Government, said this in a statement on Thursday in Umuahia.

    Elem said that the move was to reposition the polytechnic whose accreditation was withdrawn by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Tuesday.

    “Following the recent action of the NBTE against Abia State Polytechnic Aba, the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor-Ikpeazu, appeals to our dear students of Abia poly and other well meaning Abians to remain calm.

    “Government views the decision of the NBTE against the institution as very embarrassing and capable of destabilising the current peace and harmony existing in the state, as the fate of the students of the institution appears to be jeopardised by the said action.

    “It must be placed on record that academic activities have been ongoing in the institution without interruptions “The teachers and staff of Abia poly were not on strike and have remained committed to their duties,” he said.

    Ezem said that the government had set up a team to work for the reaccreditation of the polytechnic within 30 days.

    The team is headed by Prof.

    Ikechi Mgboji with Dr John Nwadioha, Mr Jude Udeachara, Rev.

    Fr. Kelechi Anyanwu, Mrs Love Ezema and Mr Stanley Nwankpa, as members.

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  •  The National Board for Technical Education NBTE has withdrawn the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic Aba over no payment of staff salaries and allowances of staff for over 30 months The Head Media Department NBTE Hajiya Fatima Abubakar said this in a statement issued in Kaduna on Tuesday Abubakar said that the accreditation was withdrawn because the polytechnic had not shown any commitment to offset the arrears and ensure regular payment of salaries She explained that regular payment of salary was one of a key component of the board s normative instruments for quality assurance in the Polytechnics Technical Vocational Education and Training TVET institutions She also said that the board had drawn the attention of the polytechnic s management to the dangers inherent in non payment of salaries including the suspension of quality assurance visits Abubakar also said that the governing council and management of the polytechnic made several failed promises to settle the backlog of salary arrears The board went the extra mile of writing to Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State informing him of the dire situation of the polytechnic but all to no avail It is therefore with utmost sense of responsibility that the board has decided to withdraw the accreditation status of the polytechnic to safeguard the quality assurance mechanism of the board It is also to ensure that students are not left at the mercy of demotivated staff that may resort to under the table practices to survive she said Abubakar said the board had written to the National Youth Service Corps NYSC not to mobilise any graduate of the polytechnic for its national service until the institution remedies the problem The statement said that the NBTE would notify the NYSC when the accreditation status was restored She also said the board also sent similar notice of the withdrawal of the accreditation to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Industrial Training Fund to stop any official transaction with the polytechnic Polytechnic proprietors across the country are also advised to take regular payment of salaries of staff seriously as failure can lead to loss of accreditation Abubakar said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBTE withdraws Abia Poly accreditation
     The National Board for Technical Education NBTE has withdrawn the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic Aba over no payment of staff salaries and allowances of staff for over 30 months The Head Media Department NBTE Hajiya Fatima Abubakar said this in a statement issued in Kaduna on Tuesday Abubakar said that the accreditation was withdrawn because the polytechnic had not shown any commitment to offset the arrears and ensure regular payment of salaries She explained that regular payment of salary was one of a key component of the board s normative instruments for quality assurance in the Polytechnics Technical Vocational Education and Training TVET institutions She also said that the board had drawn the attention of the polytechnic s management to the dangers inherent in non payment of salaries including the suspension of quality assurance visits Abubakar also said that the governing council and management of the polytechnic made several failed promises to settle the backlog of salary arrears The board went the extra mile of writing to Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State informing him of the dire situation of the polytechnic but all to no avail It is therefore with utmost sense of responsibility that the board has decided to withdraw the accreditation status of the polytechnic to safeguard the quality assurance mechanism of the board It is also to ensure that students are not left at the mercy of demotivated staff that may resort to under the table practices to survive she said Abubakar said the board had written to the National Youth Service Corps NYSC not to mobilise any graduate of the polytechnic for its national service until the institution remedies the problem The statement said that the NBTE would notify the NYSC when the accreditation status was restored She also said the board also sent similar notice of the withdrawal of the accreditation to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Industrial Training Fund to stop any official transaction with the polytechnic Polytechnic proprietors across the country are also advised to take regular payment of salaries of staff seriously as failure can lead to loss of accreditation Abubakar said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBTE withdraws Abia Poly accreditation
    Education4 months ago

    NBTE withdraws Abia Poly accreditation

    The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has withdrawn the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba over no-payment of staff salaries and allowances of staff for over 30 months.

    The Head, Media Department, NBTE, Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, said this in a statement issued in Kaduna on Tuesday.

    Abubakar said that the accreditation was withdrawn because the polytechnic had not shown any commitment to offset the arrears and ensure regular payment of salaries.

    She explained that regular payment of salary was one of a key component of the board’s normative instruments for quality assurance in the Polytechnics, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.

    She also said that the board had drawn the attention of the polytechnic’s management to the dangers inherent in non-payment of salaries, including the suspension of quality assurance visits.

    Abubakar also said that the governing council and management of the polytechnic made several failed promises to settle the backlog of salary arrears.

    “The board went the extra mile of writing to Gov.

    Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, informing him of the dire situation of the polytechnic but all to no avail.

    “It is, therefore, with utmost sense of responsibility that the board has decided to withdraw the accreditation status of the polytechnic to safeguard the quality assurance mechanism of the board.

    “It is also to ensure that students are not left at the mercy of demotivated staff that may resort to under the table practices to survive,” she said.

    Abubakar said the board had written to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), not to mobilise any graduate of the polytechnic for its national service until the institution remedies the problem.

    The statement said that the NBTE would notify the NYSC when the accreditation status was restored.

    She also said the board also sent similar notice of the withdrawal of the accreditation to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund; Industrial Training Fund to stop any official transaction with the polytechnic.

    “Polytechnic proprietors across the country are also advised to take regular payment of salaries of staff seriously as failure can lead to loss of accreditation,” Abubakar said.

     

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  •  The National Board of Technical Education NBTE says on Friday that equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills is critical to the nation s push towards sustainable development Mr Ayo Aroge General Manager NBTE Center of Excellence had this to say in Kaduna at an event to mark World Youth Skills Day 2022 The event was organized by the NBTE Center of Excellence and its Research Innovation and Development Unit in collaboration with the Center for Business Development Kaduna Polytechnic It was organized for Kaduna Polytechnic students to showcase their skills in line with WYSD 2022 themed Transforming Youth Skills for the Future Aroge who was represented by the head of the NBTE Research Innovation and Development Unit Dr Zakari Abdullahi said that upskilling of young people had become increasingly necessary to tackle youth unemployment He highlighted the importance of providing adequate training to young people and building skills for decent work employment and entrepreneurship The general manager said skills for decent work employment and entrepreneurship were critical to tackling youth unemployment and ensuring sustainable development According to him WYSD has been celebrated around the world on July 15 every year since 2014 He said the goal of the WYSD set apart by the United Nations was to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment decent work and entrepreneurship The event is to honor and provide opportunities for young people with spaces for dialogue with educational institutions employers legislators and development partners he said Earlier Dr Suleiman Umar Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic said empowering youth skills was central to the training offered by Kaduna Polytechnic to close the skills gap in the country Umar who was represented by the registrar Mr Mohammed Sani urged parents to consider empowering their children with profitable skills while providing them with the necessary education This he says will enable young people to be self employed and employers of labor and help them thrive in the world of shrinking white collar jobs He commended the NBTE for its tireless efforts to promote skills among Nigeria s youth population to advance the country s sustainable development agenda Mr Muneer Umar Director Center for Business Development Kaduna Polytechnic also thanked NBTE for the collaboration and gave the youngsters the opportunity to showcase their skills The Nigerian News Agency reports that the students demonstrated skills in printing technology mechatronics civil engineering food technology chemical engineering fashion photography computer science mechanical engineering construction technology and hotel electrical wiring NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WYSD: NBTE insists on acquiring skills for sustainable development
     The National Board of Technical Education NBTE says on Friday that equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills is critical to the nation s push towards sustainable development Mr Ayo Aroge General Manager NBTE Center of Excellence had this to say in Kaduna at an event to mark World Youth Skills Day 2022 The event was organized by the NBTE Center of Excellence and its Research Innovation and Development Unit in collaboration with the Center for Business Development Kaduna Polytechnic It was organized for Kaduna Polytechnic students to showcase their skills in line with WYSD 2022 themed Transforming Youth Skills for the Future Aroge who was represented by the head of the NBTE Research Innovation and Development Unit Dr Zakari Abdullahi said that upskilling of young people had become increasingly necessary to tackle youth unemployment He highlighted the importance of providing adequate training to young people and building skills for decent work employment and entrepreneurship The general manager said skills for decent work employment and entrepreneurship were critical to tackling youth unemployment and ensuring sustainable development According to him WYSD has been celebrated around the world on July 15 every year since 2014 He said the goal of the WYSD set apart by the United Nations was to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment decent work and entrepreneurship The event is to honor and provide opportunities for young people with spaces for dialogue with educational institutions employers legislators and development partners he said Earlier Dr Suleiman Umar Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic said empowering youth skills was central to the training offered by Kaduna Polytechnic to close the skills gap in the country Umar who was represented by the registrar Mr Mohammed Sani urged parents to consider empowering their children with profitable skills while providing them with the necessary education This he says will enable young people to be self employed and employers of labor and help them thrive in the world of shrinking white collar jobs He commended the NBTE for its tireless efforts to promote skills among Nigeria s youth population to advance the country s sustainable development agenda Mr Muneer Umar Director Center for Business Development Kaduna Polytechnic also thanked NBTE for the collaboration and gave the youngsters the opportunity to showcase their skills The Nigerian News Agency reports that the students demonstrated skills in printing technology mechatronics civil engineering food technology chemical engineering fashion photography computer science mechanical engineering construction technology and hotel electrical wiring NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WYSD: NBTE insists on acquiring skills for sustainable development
    Education5 months ago

    WYSD: NBTE insists on acquiring skills for sustainable development

    The National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) says on Friday that equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills is critical to the nation's push towards sustainable development.

    Mr. Ayo Aroge, General Manager, NBTE Center of Excellence, had this to say in Kaduna, at an event to mark World Youth Skills Day 2022.

    The event was organized by the NBTE Center of Excellence and its Research, Innovation and Development Unit in collaboration with the Center for Business Development, Kaduna Polytechnic.

    It was organized for Kaduna Polytechnic students to showcase their skills, in line with WYSD 2022 themed "Transforming Youth Skills for the Future."

    Aroge, who was represented by the head of the NBTE Research, Innovation and Development Unit, Dr. Zakari Abdullahi, said that upskilling of young people had become increasingly necessary to tackle youth unemployment.

    He highlighted the importance of providing adequate training to young people and building skills for decent work, employment and entrepreneurship.

    The general manager said skills for decent work, employment and entrepreneurship were critical to tackling youth unemployment and ensuring sustainable development.

    According to him, WYSD has been celebrated around the world on July 15 every year since 2014.

    He said the goal of the WYSD, set apart by the United Nations, was to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

    "The event is to honor and provide opportunities for young people with spaces for dialogue with educational institutions, employers, legislators and development partners," he said.

    Earlier, Dr. Suleiman Umar, Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic, said empowering youth skills was central to the training offered by Kaduna Polytechnic to close the skills gap in the country.

    Umar, who was represented by the registrar, Mr. Mohammed Sani, urged parents to consider empowering their children with profitable skills while providing them with the necessary education.

    This, he says, will enable young people to be self-employed and employers of labor, and help them thrive in the world of shrinking white-collar jobs.

    He commended the NBTE for its tireless efforts to promote skills among Nigeria's youth population, to advance the country's sustainable development agenda.

    Mr. Muneer Umar, Director, Center for Business Development, Kaduna Polytechnic, also thanked NBTE for the collaboration and gave the youngsters the opportunity to showcase their skills.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the students demonstrated skills in printing technology, mechatronics, civil engineering, food technology, chemical engineering, fashion, photography, computer science, mechanical engineering, construction technology and hotel electrical wiring.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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