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Approved Institutions

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) is an organ of the Federal Ministry of Education charged with the responsibility of regulating Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in Nigeria. 


In response to the Federal Government of Nigeria's realization of the need to develop a critical manpower base to execute the nation’s National Development Plans initiated in the 1970s, the National Board for Technical Education was created by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 9 of 11th  January 1977). 


Also, in August 1985 and January 1993 respectively, the Federal Government enacted Act 16 (Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Act and Act 9, Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Amendment Act. 


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With these acts, the functions of the Board were created and extended to include accreditation of academic programmes of all Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions as well as establishment of institutions.


To view the list of approved institutions and their programs, click any of the links below:


1. Federal Polytechnics

2. State Polytechnics

3. Private Polytechnics

4. Colleges of Agriculture

5. Colleges of Health Sciences and Technology

6. Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery

7. Specialised Institutions (Monotechnics)

8. Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs)

9. Vocational Enterprise Institutions

10. Technical Colleges