About National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)

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  quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the sustainable development, growth and leadership roles of Nigeria in African and global affairs.



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 TVE Institutions and industry.



NBTE latest News....

Schedule of the Phase II of 2012/2013 Accreditation Visitations to Polytehnics and Similar Tertiary Institutions in the South East and North West Zones

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), pursuant to its statutory mandate of accreditation of all programmes offered by institutions under its purview, has released the schedule of the Phase II of 2012/2013 Accreditation Visitations to polytechnics and similar tertiary institutions whose programmes are due for Full Accreditation in the South East and North West Zones. The exercise is scheduled to commence from Monday 1st December, 2014 to Friday 6th February, 2015. Affected institutions in the two zones are by this notice requested to download the schedule by clicking the link below:

Schedule of Visitation to Polytechnics and Monotecnics



Dr. M.A. Kazaure, mni

Executive Secretary


2013 Schedule of Accreditation Visitation to Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) and Vocational Enterprise Institutions (VEIs)

Click to download 2013 Schedule of Accreditation Visitation to IEIs and VEI

Upcoming Events

  • Phase II and III of Five-Day Training Workshop on Hands-on Training on Science Laboratory Equipment Instrumentation organised by NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET In Collaboration with  The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology Read More


NVQF is Key to Skills Development in Power Sector- Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Dr. Masa'udu A. Kazaure, mni has emphasized that for any skill development programme to succeed in the power sector, there must be a suitable qualifications framework and verification system that will provide the necessary quality assurance and control mechanism.

Dr. Kazaure who stated this in a keynote address he delivered at the graduation ceremony of the Graduate Skills Development Programme (NGSDP) of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja added that the National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) will do a great deal at improving the understanding of qualifications in terms of information they convey to an employer about prospective workers' competencies.
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FEC Aprroves Six-Levels NVQF for Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had, at its meeting of Wednesday April 10, 2013, approved a Six-Level National Vocational Qualification Framework for the country.

The framework as approved by the Federal Executive Council would recognize and certify skills and vocations outside the school system and place same in the scheme of service.


This means is that Nigeria, for the first time, recognizes that skills development can be done within or outside the school system and there are six areas that are being developed in terms of coming from the lowest level to the highest level.