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National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Centre of Excellence for TVET
The NBTE Centre of Excellence in TVET is a unit under the National Board for Technical Education, which is the agency established by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the coordination of TVET in the country. The mission of the NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET is to support TVET policy and human resources development in Nigeria and in the West African Region. The NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET aims 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 and maintenance of high standards, provision of current and reliable information for planning and decision making, sourcing and disbursing of funds and adequate linkages with industry. The objectives of the NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET are mainly: capacity development for TVET personnel, innovation and dissemination of best TVET practices, networking of TVET institutions and promoting the development of flexible Skills.
The Centre organizes training workshops, develops learning materials, and facilitates the institutionalization of the National Vocational Qualifications Framework in Nigeria. They furthermore coordinate the staff development centers which are located in 12 Nigerian polytechnics. The Board also organizes and takes part in national and international activities.
The NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET is the third UNEVOC Centre in Nigeria.
NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET (http://tvetcentre.org.ng/) (website)
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