NBTE has conveyed the directive of the Federal Government to polytechnics and other allied institutions in the country to stop awarding its graduates degrees.
The National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, conveyed the government’s decision to affected institutions in a circular labelled TEB/PRO/E/12/Vol.11/132, dated December 1, 2022.
Excerpts from a copy of the document signed by Ogoh Ngbede the board’s Director, Polytechnic Programmes Department, the Federal Ministry of Education expressed dismay at the increasing number of tertiary institutions in the country offering programmes for which they are not accredited.
“Polytechnics and other technical institutions in the country should immediately stop admitting students into degree programmes”, the circular contained.
It also added that Polytechnics and other allied institutions should avoid awarding Nigerians certificates in education.