New UNEVOC Network member: Ecole Polytechnique of Niamey
The Ecole Polytechnique of Niamey (EPN) is the third UNEVOC Centre in Niger, but the first one to be established in the capital Niamey. The Executive Secretary of the Niger National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO (Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) strongly endorsed its application to become a UNEVOC Centre.
As a higher technical and vocational training institute, the EPN provides initial and continuous training programmes which take a competency-based approach. The polytechnic provides engineering studies and delivers AEC (Attestation of College Studies) programmes at the Bachelor and Master levels. Some additional courses are also provided to prepare students for international professional certifications. With its international network of partners, EPN is the first institute in Niger to offer a double degree (Canadian and Nigerien). The institute also provides companies with training and coaching activities, adapted training plans and training impact evaluation.
EPN contributes to improving the quality of TVET programmes in the country and fosters research and development in this field. It seeks to enlarge its network at national and international levels and has established partnerships with the FEDE (European Federation of schools) and the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment of Niger.
The mission of EPN is to provide the job market with skilled workers and qualified professionals capable of contributing to the continuous development of Niger. In accordance with its overall mission for development, the school furthermore promotes the preservation of natural resources, advocates for environmental awareness and strives to train responsible citizens and agents of positive change.
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