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NBTE Introduced 312 TVET Teachers to Digital Competency

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Following the launch of the online workshop aimed at introducing digital literacy competency for TVET teachers, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has successfully introduced 312 TVET teachers to digital competency. The first phase of the intensive one-week online competency-training was conducted in three cohorts for participants from 39 TVET Institutions across the country. The workshop, organized by the NBTE Centre of Excellence for TVET in collaboration with eLearning Consult, emphasizes practical applications of digital tools and strategies to enhance teaching and learning in vocational education settings.


The Executive Secretary, Prof. Idris M. Bugaje, while declaring open the third cohort, encouraged participants to embrace technology as the tool needed by the 21st-century teacher. He called on other institutions yet to participate to see this as an opportunity to improve the capacity of their staff, especially now that the Board has adopted technology in its operation. He informed them that the Board was developing an online course on digital competency for TVET teachers that would lead to the award of Nigeria Skills Qualification (NSQ) certification.

The inaugural cohort of the workshop began on Monday, February 19, 2024, and the third cohort concluded on Sunday, March 24, 2024, with evaluations and feedback. Participants were able to assess the importance of digital competence in TVET education, utilize digital tools for efficient lesson planning and delivery, develop and adapt digital content for vocational education, promote digital collaboration and communication in vocational classrooms, and implement problem-solving strategies using digital tools, among other skills.