The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), on Wednesday said it would accredit no fewer than 475 programmes in 62 institutions in the South West and North East zones of the country in 2016.
Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, the NBTE Executive Secretary, said in a statement issued in Kaduna, that the 475 programmes comprise Higher and National Diploma courses.
The statement added that 83 other courses would be verified during the exercise, which commenced on April 18th and would terminate on September 23.
“The exercise would be carried out in over 62 institutions, comprising 32 polytechnics, seven colleges of health technology, 12 colleges of agriculture and 11 specialized institutions. This was in fulfilment of the board’s mandate of accrediting academic programmes offered in all Technical, Vocational Education and Training institutions that falls outside universities,” it added.
The statement, however, said that the verification of the courses may be delayed due to late passage of the 2016 budged by the National Assembly.
It therefore directed institutions in the affected zones to check details of the exercise on the board’s websites,www.nbte.gov.ng.
It also asked the institutions to complete the self-study questionnaire for the programmes before the arrival of the visitation teams.