Nigerian Federal Government Orders Halt to Degree Awarding at Polytechnics and Monotechnics.
The National Board for Technical Education has issued a directive to polytechnics, monotechnics, and other allied institutions to stop awarding degrees, according to a circular dated December 1, 2022, and marked TEB/PRO/E/12/Vol.11/132.
The document, signed by the board’s Director of the Polytechnic Programmes Department, Ogoh Ngbede, was obtained by daily post on Tuesday.
This order affects the heads of the affected institutions.
According to parts of the released statement, “Polytechnics and other technical institutions in the country should immediately stop admitting students into degree programmes.
“Similarly, polytechnics and allied institutions awarding Nigerian Certificate in Education(NCE) should restrict themselves to technical courses.
“However, already admitted undergraduates for these programmes should be allowed to round up the programmes into which they are already admitted.
“Institutions have been given a period of four years (up to 2026) to graduate their last set of students for such programmes.”, the directive noted.
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