About The Project


The Project is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Its major objective, in the first phase, is to support the Nigerian Federal and States education authorities in their efforts to revitalise, reform and expand Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) to meet the present and future needs, for rapid socio-economic development, of the nation

The curricula presented are part of a continuous review of TVE curricula (at both Secondary and Tertiary levels) undertaken by the Project in order to address one of its fundamental objectives - the need to update and upgrade TVE curricula.

The main objective of the project, in its first phase, are to support the Federal and States education authorities in their efforts to revitalize, reform and expand TVE to meet the present and future needs for rapid socio-economic development of the nation. In addition the Project was expected to:

(a) Support the training and development of TVE managers, technical teachers and other technical personnel;

(b) Review and update TVE curricula and prepare curricula for new disciplines and for other target groups;

(c) Introduce Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education in all aspects of Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET); and,

(d) Support the identification and preparation of feasibility studies and project documents for further projects to strengthen the development of TVET in Nigeria.


UNESCO-Nigeria TVE Project Phase II


The goal of the Project, “Support for Revitalising Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria – Phase II”, is to assist Government, specifically, the FME and the NBTE, in their efforts to further strengthen the TVET system as part of the human resource and manpower development to meet present and future needs for rapid socio-economic development of the nation. In particular, the main objectives of the Project are:

1. The enhancement of continuing TVET staff development system.
2. The improvement of the quality of content of TVE; and
3. The strengthening linkages of non-formal with formal TVET to enhance employment opportunities of unskilled and illiterate youth.

The project will also draw on the achievements and experience gained from the successful implementation of the Project ‘Support for the Revitalisation of Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria- Phase I” which was implemented during 2001-2004. The network of seven Staff Development Centres that were established during that phase of the project will serve as a basis for expansion of the network

Since the commencement of implementation of Phase II, in January 2008, the following activities have been undertaken:

1. Six institutions have been identified to host the 6 additional centres for staff development as given below. These will support the existing 7-SDCs in serving as the focal point of its operations.

    a) South South – Delta State Polytechnic Otefe-Ogharra
    b) North West – Kano State Polytechnic
    c) South East – Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana
    d) South West – Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
    e) North Central – Federal Polytechnic, Idah
    f) North East – Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu