Guidelines for the Re Accreditation of diploma Programmes - NBTE

Guidelines for the Re Accreditation of diploma Programmes - NBTE

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Followingfrom <strong>the</strong> provision <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Education National Minimum Standard andEstablishment<br />

<strong>of</strong>Institutions Decree 16<strong>of</strong>August 1985 it is <strong>the</strong> policy <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> Board that all programl1 les leading<br />

to national awards such as <strong>the</strong> National Diploma ND and Higher National Diploma HND<br />

shall be re accredited every five years This is to ensure that high academic standards are<br />

maintainedin our technical education institutions<br />

This re accreditation exercise is intended to ensure that all programmes granted accreditation<br />

have<strong>the</strong> minimum teaching resources available to <strong>the</strong>m which are being maintained and teaching<br />

and learning are takingplace Allbeing well it is hopedthat a culture must have been established<br />

in <strong>the</strong> department that ensures atall times that <strong>the</strong> l1 linimum nationalstandard <strong>of</strong> education was<br />

being maintained and improved upon<br />

This publication highlights <strong>the</strong> re accreditation process It also includes <strong>the</strong> criteria <strong>for</strong><br />

re accrediting a programme <strong>the</strong> composition <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> adhoc programme accreditation team <strong>the</strong><br />

roles <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> <strong>the</strong> institution and team members be<strong>for</strong>e during and after <strong>the</strong> adhoc<br />

accreditation visit It is hoped that <strong>the</strong> content will provide adequate in<strong>for</strong>mation andguidance<br />

to affected institutions team members and <strong>the</strong> general public<br />

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Executive Secretary<br />

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1 1 <strong>Re</strong> <strong>Accreditation</strong> What it is<br />

The re accreditation <strong>of</strong> a programmeby <strong>the</strong> National Board fotTechnical Education <strong>NBTE</strong> means <strong>the</strong><br />

confirmation <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> recognition granted by <strong>the</strong> Board that after a period <strong>of</strong> time say five to ten years<br />

<strong>the</strong> standard and quality <strong>of</strong> education and training in <strong>the</strong> programme as determined during <strong>the</strong> initial<br />

and subsequent accreditation visits were still being maintained or have been improved upon<br />

1 2 Objectives Of <strong>Re</strong> <strong>Accreditation</strong><br />

The objectives <strong>of</strong> re accreditation are similar to those <strong>of</strong> initial accreditation and Include <strong>the</strong> following<br />

a to promote and foster good quality post secondary technical education and training In <strong>diploma</strong><br />

programmes <strong>of</strong>fered by polytechnics colleges <strong>of</strong>agriculture and similar tertiary institutions leading<br />

to national awards such as <strong>the</strong> National Diploma NO and Higher National Diploma HND<br />

b to ensure parity <strong>of</strong> standards in similar <strong>diploma</strong> programmes <strong>of</strong>fered by polytechnics monotech<br />

nics such as colleges <strong>of</strong> Agriculture and similar tertiary institutions<br />

c to assistsuch institutionsand <strong>the</strong>ir various departments todevelop and nurture aculture <strong>of</strong> internal<br />

self evaluation and accountabiiity as a means <strong>of</strong> maintaining <strong>the</strong> minimum national academic<br />

standard set <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme at <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> training and to improve upon<br />

it and<br />

d to counsel and assist established and developing institutions and programmes where necessary<br />


2 1 Only programmes <strong>of</strong>fered by accredited institutions that have been granted initial accreditation and or<br />

subsequent accreditation <strong>for</strong> a period <strong>of</strong> not less than five years qualify <strong>for</strong> re accreditation<br />


The Board in ensuring good quality training parity <strong>of</strong> standards industrial and pr<strong>of</strong>essional credibility<br />

may wish to satisfy Itselfthat <strong>the</strong> programme to be e accredited has met its established criteria These<br />

criteria are derived from issues relating to academic matters goal and objectives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

<strong>the</strong> curriculum resources avaiiable <strong>for</strong> teaching <strong>the</strong> programme satisfactory standard and quality <strong>of</strong><br />

students work effective management <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> depar tment<br />

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and employers rating <strong>of</strong> <strong>diploma</strong>tes per<strong>for</strong><br />

The goal and objectives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme which are to produce atechnician or technologist in <strong>the</strong><br />

discipline field or simiiar manpower in business occupations are being met through <strong>the</strong> totality <strong>of</strong><br />

activities taking piace in and <strong>the</strong> sources available to <strong>the</strong> department <strong>of</strong>fering <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

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3 2 There should be evidence to <strong>the</strong> Board that<br />

a The curriculum in use is adequate to produce a technician technologist and <strong>the</strong>re<strong>for</strong>e reflects <strong>the</strong><br />

requirements <strong>of</strong> relevant industry and employers<br />

b Teaching learning strategies are directed towards achieving <strong>the</strong> programme goal and objectives<br />

c Asslgnment s practical class exercises and projects reflect <strong>the</strong> objectives as well as <strong>the</strong> skills <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> programme Simulated Work Experience Asslgnment s are provided The main skill areas are<br />

covered<br />

d Details <strong>of</strong> how students progress Is monitored and reviewed are available Internal quality control<br />

and procedures <strong>for</strong> assessment are satisfactory<br />

e Students communicate well verbally and In written and demonstrate awareness and under<br />

3 3 Curriculum<br />

standing <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> social economic cultural and plitical environment<br />

The curriculum In use <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme Is adequate limd <strong>the</strong>re<strong>for</strong>e notinferior to<strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> s approved<br />

minimum curriculum and course spec lcatlon <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> I vel <strong>of</strong> training It should reflect <strong>the</strong> requirements<br />

<strong>of</strong> relevant Industry and employers and adequate in content to prepare students at appropriate level in<br />

<strong>the</strong> particular field to acquire skills that is sound <strong>the</strong>oretical background and competences to fulfil <strong>the</strong><br />

requirements <strong>for</strong> specific job objectives In addition tb social and communication skills necessary to<br />

understand <strong>the</strong> environment and to live work and make useful contributions as a citizen<br />

3 4 The Board shall be satisfied that<br />

a There is a curriculum <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme designed by <strong>the</strong> department institution Its structure<br />

inciudes pr<strong>of</strong>essional and general education courses and students industrial work experience<br />

scheme SIWES<br />

b All <strong>the</strong> courses listed in <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> curriculum <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme are included<br />

c The content <strong>of</strong> each course Is adequate and similar to those contained in <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> curriculum<br />

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The curriculum content is clear to <strong>the</strong> lecturers teaching <strong>the</strong> courses<br />

Skill and pr<strong>of</strong>essional components are adequate <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> programme and<br />

The mode <strong>of</strong> teaching <strong>the</strong> curriculum is effective and includes lecture recitation practical exer<br />

cises projects and written exercises<br />


4 1 Teaching Facilities<br />

Adequate teaching facilities accommodation <strong>for</strong> classrooms workshops and laboratories and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

complement <strong>of</strong> furniture equipment tools machines and instruments are being maintained and used<br />

<strong>for</strong> teaching <strong>the</strong> programme effectively<br />

4 2 The Board shall confirm that j c<br />

a i Adequate accommodation classrooms workshops studios laboratories and farm field<br />

facilnies as appropriate required to teach <strong>the</strong> programme are available Used factor<strong>for</strong> each<br />

facility workshop and laboratory should not exceed 0 7 which is about 30 hours per week<br />

and in <strong>the</strong> case <strong>of</strong> classroOln lecture <strong>the</strong>atre 0 8 that is 32 hours per week<br />

Ii adequate space is provided In each facility In i above to take all machines tools and<br />

equipment work benches tables and seat and writing desks etc <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> number <strong>of</strong> students<br />

in each class 30 No <strong>for</strong> technical courses and 40 <strong>for</strong> art social science based courses and<br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> field and farm facilities<br />

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III full complement <strong>of</strong> equipment tools machines and instruments shown on <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong><br />

minimum list <strong>of</strong> equipment <strong>for</strong> each level <strong>of</strong> programme to be re accredlted are available<br />

b all new equipment are properly Installed and commissioned<br />

c all equipment in <strong>the</strong> laboratories workshOps and farm field facilities are functioning<br />

d safety provision is adequate and are being maintained and<br />

e adequate volumes <strong>of</strong> books Journals and periodicals and non book Items are available In <strong>the</strong><br />

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library <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

5 1 Teaching staff are adequate in number and competence and maintains high standard <strong>of</strong> instruction in<br />

all subjects taught In <strong>the</strong> programme Usually all academic staff Including <strong>the</strong> Head <strong>of</strong> Department<br />

should have teaching assignment<br />

5 2 The Board shall confirm that<br />

For NO Programme<br />

a Lecturers have a minimum <strong>of</strong> a good first degree or membership <strong>of</strong> a chartered pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

registration body or <strong>the</strong>ir equivalents In <strong>the</strong> relevant discipline and post qualification cognate work<br />

and teaching experience<br />

For HND Programme<br />

In <strong>the</strong> case <strong>of</strong> HND programmes lecturers should In addition to <strong>the</strong> qualifications listed <strong>for</strong> NO<br />

programmes have post graduate degrees Qr considerable post degree or pr<strong>of</strong>essional registration<br />

cognate work and or teaching experience in <strong>the</strong> relevant discipline or option<br />

b teaching staff are effective In <strong>the</strong> teaching and supervision <strong>of</strong> students work and in <strong>the</strong> utilisation<br />

<strong>of</strong> all resources in <strong>the</strong> department<br />

c <strong>the</strong> teaching load <strong>for</strong> teaching staff Is averagely 15 hours per week <strong>the</strong> maximum teaching load<br />

being 18 hoursa week Staff having administrative responsibilily should have aminimum teaching<br />

load <strong>of</strong> 8 hours a week<br />

d <strong>for</strong> a single stream NO or HND programme a minimum <strong>of</strong> 4 qualified lecturers or 3 lecturers and<br />

1 instructor where necessary are requlrlld In addition to <strong>the</strong> 4 lecturers <strong>for</strong> one option 2<br />

addilionallecturers are required <strong>for</strong> each addilional option at <strong>the</strong> HND level Where <strong>the</strong> HND<br />

programme does not have an option a minimum <strong>of</strong> 4 lecturers are required For double or more<br />

streams <strong>the</strong> number <strong>of</strong> teaching staff may Ie pro rated<br />

e a qualified technologists technicians orfarm manager as appropriate and attendants are provided<br />

in each laboratory workshop studio or farm<br />


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The standard and quality <strong>of</strong> students work are gpod <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> programme as demonstrated by<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir course work examinations practical work and projects There shall be evidence to <strong>the</strong> Board<br />

that<br />

a class tests and course work in each module course <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme are at <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> training<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

programme<br />

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b mid semester and end <strong>of</strong> semester examinations <strong>the</strong>ory and practical adequately cover <strong>the</strong><br />

course content are <strong>of</strong> good standard and require answers Involving in addition to understanding<br />

knowledge and application analysis syn<strong>the</strong>sis and evaluation as appropriate<br />

c students per<strong>for</strong>mance in tests courseworkand examinations is good and indicates that <strong>the</strong>y have<br />

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mastery <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> curriculum content<br />

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d each external examiner appointed <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

i is qualified<br />

Ii had relevant industrial pr<strong>of</strong>essional experience and<br />

Iii per<strong>for</strong>med his duties satisfactDrily<br />

e <strong>the</strong> institution has rectified <strong>the</strong> deficiencies highlighted in <strong>the</strong> reports Df previDus mDderation<br />

exercise by <strong>the</strong> external examiner moderatDr<br />

6 2 Practical Project Work<br />

Students practical project work are <strong>of</strong> good standllrd and quality They reflect adequate preparatiDn<br />

<strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> students <strong>for</strong> entry level employment The Board shall confirm that<br />

a all laboratDry workshDp farm practical exercises listed fDr each CDurse were accomplished by <strong>the</strong><br />

end <strong>of</strong> each semester<br />

b simulated work related problems in each core modules are sDlved<br />

c projects undertaken by <strong>the</strong> students are related to<strong>the</strong> discipline useful in <strong>the</strong>Nigerian environment<br />

and are <strong>of</strong> good standard<br />


7 1 The Institution s policies on admission graduation probEjtiDn withdrawal and expulsion dismissal Df<br />

students are clearly spell DUt In one <strong>of</strong> its publicatiDns and well publicised<br />

7 2 The minimum qualification <strong>for</strong> admission into <strong>the</strong> programme are similar to those laid down by <strong>the</strong><br />

Board For graduation candidates should have fulfilled <strong>the</strong> entry requirements and those <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> award<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> NO or HND which Includes a satisfactory ompletion <strong>of</strong> a 4 months supervised industrial<br />

experience class attendance course work project and final examinations in <strong>the</strong> general education<br />

basic and pr<strong>of</strong>essional courses There Is a standing regulation making tt mandatory <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> institution<br />

to give an advance notice <strong>of</strong> at least one semester to a student having a cummulative grade point<br />

average CGPA <strong>of</strong> less than 2 0 be<strong>for</strong>e he Is asked to wtthdraw from <strong>the</strong> programme The academic<br />

regulations have been well publlclsed<br />

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a academic regulations exist and are well publicised<br />

b <strong>the</strong> students enrolled in <strong>the</strong> programme are qualified<br />

c <strong>the</strong> entry requirements <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> institution are not Inferior tothose prescribed by <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong><br />

d <strong>the</strong> requirements <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> national award as laid down by <strong>the</strong> Academic Board <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> institution and<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> are being complied with<br />

e students expelled withdrawn <strong>for</strong> poor academic per<strong>for</strong>mance were placed on probation <strong>for</strong> at least<br />

one semester<br />


8 1 There should be asubstantive head <strong>of</strong> department who should not be lowerthan a Senior Lecturer In<br />

rank <strong>for</strong> National Diploma Programme and a Principal Chief Lecturer <strong>for</strong> Higher National Diploma<br />

programme He should be qualifleQ ln <strong>the</strong> discipline fIeld <strong>of</strong> study and have post qualification cognate<br />

experiences In Industry teaching II1d educational management to guarantee to <strong>the</strong> Board that <strong>the</strong><br />

department is being efficiently and effectively run<br />

8 2 There shall be evidence to <strong>the</strong> Board that<br />

a <strong>the</strong> head <strong>of</strong> department is qualified by credential experience and rank to head <strong>the</strong> department<br />

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<strong>the</strong> head <strong>of</strong> department Is efficient and effective In exercising his leadership roles In this regard<br />

<strong>the</strong> Board shall be satisfied that<br />

i only qualified students have been dmllled Into <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

Ii <strong>the</strong> quality <strong>of</strong> teaching In <strong>the</strong> department is good and correspondingly <strong>the</strong> success rate <strong>of</strong><br />

students enrolled in <strong>the</strong> department Is good since <strong>the</strong> Incumbent became <strong>the</strong> HOD to date<br />

IIi teaching resources available in <strong>the</strong> department are being effectively utilised and maintained<br />

Iv <strong>the</strong> supervision <strong>of</strong> students work is effective especially laboratory workshop farm practlcals<br />

and projects<br />

v <strong>the</strong> evaluation <strong>of</strong> students work Is being properly done using appropriate assessment<br />

methods and relevant marking schemes<br />

vi students academic and o<strong>the</strong>r records are properly kept and are readiiy available on demand<br />

vII espirlt <strong>the</strong> corp exists among staff In <strong>the</strong> department and <strong>the</strong> staff are being fully involved in<br />

<strong>the</strong> administration <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department<br />


9 1 There should be adequate financial support to<strong>the</strong> Institution and to <strong>the</strong> department to be re accredited<br />

as a measure <strong>of</strong> dedication <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> proprietor to <strong>the</strong> goal and objectives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme and as a<br />

predictor <strong>of</strong> continuity <strong>of</strong> good quality educ tion and programme stability Funds available shall be<br />

adequate <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> institution to support good oondition <strong>of</strong> service that may attract new staff and retain<br />

existing ones provide adequate consumabie training materials and update and improve its capital<br />

assets A minimum per capita recurrent expenditure <strong>of</strong> about N1 0 000 00 should be provided<br />

9 2 The Board shall confirm that <strong>the</strong>re are adequate funds to support <strong>the</strong> activities <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department and<br />

<strong>the</strong> institution Indicators <strong>of</strong> adequate funding<br />

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shall Include<br />

Institution s ability to meet Its personnel costs and allowances regularly<br />

b a reasonably stable staff and improved staff and student welfare services<br />

c availability <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> number and diversity <strong>of</strong> books journals periodicals <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme About<br />

8 <strong>of</strong> recurrent costs is required to maintain a good library<br />

d reguiar supply <strong>of</strong> consumables training materials and adequate practical project exercises in <strong>the</strong><br />

laboratories workshops and farms where applicable A minimum per capita provision <strong>of</strong> 10 <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> recurrent cost orN1 000 00 <strong>for</strong> engineering and technology and N600 00 <strong>for</strong> business related<br />

courses Is required<br />

e Improved capital assets and maintenance <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department facilities<br />

f a minimum recurrent provision <strong>of</strong> at least Nl0 000 00 per capita<br />


10 1 Employers and tertiary institutions are <strong>the</strong> two main consumers <strong>of</strong> products <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> ND HND programme<br />

to be re accredlted It is <strong>the</strong>re<strong>for</strong>e important that <strong>the</strong>ir views be obtained on how well <strong>diploma</strong>tes <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> programmewereor were not per<strong>for</strong>ming in <strong>the</strong>ir chosen field as one means <strong>of</strong> determining whe<strong>the</strong>r<br />

<strong>the</strong> goal and objectives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme were being met or not and if <strong>the</strong> curriculum in use require<br />

Improvements<br />

The evidence to <strong>the</strong> Board on <strong>the</strong> status <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> programme shall be<strong>the</strong> result <strong>of</strong> a tracer study or survey<br />

by <strong>the</strong> department or InstitUl pn<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mance <strong>of</strong> <strong>diploma</strong>tes <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> programme<br />

<strong>of</strong> employers and tertiary institutions to obtain <strong>the</strong>ir views on <strong>the</strong><br />

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11 1 General studies courses are Included In <strong>the</strong> curriculum <strong>of</strong> tertiary Institutions so that students may<br />

improve <strong>the</strong>ir communication skills oral and written arid <strong>the</strong>ir understanding <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>mselves and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

environment where <strong>the</strong>y will live work and make useflll contributions as worthy citizen <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> country<br />

and <strong>the</strong> world at large General studies courses will also in<strong>for</strong>m <strong>the</strong> student on how to relate his skills<br />

to <strong>the</strong> society and <strong>the</strong> economy<br />

112 The general studies courses account <strong>for</strong> 10 15 <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> contact hours allocated to <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

distributed by courses in <strong>the</strong> art and humanities social and behavloural sciences ma<strong>the</strong>matics and<br />

basic sciences and physical and health education<br />

All students enrolled In <strong>the</strong> ND and HND programmes Irrespective <strong>of</strong> discipline are expected<br />

to take<br />

all <strong>the</strong> modules In use <strong>of</strong> English Communication in Enpllsh Physical and Health Education Contem<br />

porary Social Problems andOutline History <strong>of</strong> Nigeria citizenship O<strong>the</strong>r courses aretaken as elective<br />

courses depending on <strong>the</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>essional programme aM <strong>the</strong> resources available to <strong>the</strong> institution to<br />

mount <strong>the</strong>m<br />

11 3 The Board will require evidence that <strong>the</strong> general studies course exist in <strong>the</strong> institution and that<br />

a <strong>the</strong> compulsory and o<strong>the</strong>r mandatory courses are <strong>of</strong>fered and passed by any student that may<br />

qualify <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> award <strong>of</strong> ei<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> ND or HND as appropriate<br />

b <strong>the</strong>reare available In required numberqualified teachingstaff<strong>for</strong> each course An average teaching<br />

load <strong>of</strong> between 15 18 hours weekly and astaff student ratio SSR <strong>of</strong> about 1 20 so as to allow<br />

<strong>the</strong> staff adequate time to grade students work<br />

c appropriate books journals and non book items related to <strong>the</strong> general studies courses are<br />

available in <strong>the</strong> library in addnion to <strong>the</strong> text books recommended <strong>for</strong> each course<br />

d The mode <strong>of</strong> teaching Include lectures student participation in practical assignments Jnvolvlng<br />

written work and projects<br />

e students oral and written communication and <strong>the</strong>ir knowledge <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>environment and world affairs<br />

are good<br />


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The process <strong>of</strong> re accrediting a programme Is as follows<br />

a The Institution shall complete 5 No <strong>for</strong>m <strong>NBTE</strong> PRO RA1 and return to <strong>the</strong> Executive Secretary<br />

<strong>Programmes</strong> Department <strong>NBTE</strong> PMB 2239 Kaduna at least one month to <strong>the</strong> date <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> visit<br />

b On receipt <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> completed <strong>for</strong>ms <strong>the</strong> Board shall compose a team and fix a date to visit <strong>the</strong><br />

programme<br />

o The visit which Is estimated to last <strong>for</strong> working days Is <strong>the</strong>n made and a comprehensive report<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> visit Is submitted to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Re</strong>ctor after an exn interview<br />

d The <strong>Re</strong>ctor shall make available to <strong>the</strong> Board his comments on <strong>the</strong> team s original report based<br />

on statements <strong>of</strong> fact<br />

e The report is <strong>the</strong>n presented to <strong>the</strong> Board todecide on whe<strong>the</strong>rto accredit <strong>the</strong> programme or deny<br />

it accreditation<br />

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13 1 The composition <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team shall include representatives <strong>of</strong><br />

a For Each Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Programme Olfered at ND HND<br />

I The Academic Community Polytechnics and or o<strong>the</strong>r tertiary institutions 2 No<br />

ii Industry National Employers Association 1 No<br />

iil <strong>Re</strong>gistration Council Pr<strong>of</strong>essional Association if any 1 No<br />

iv <strong>NBTE</strong> staff as co ordinator<br />

The number may be reduced by one if programme is <strong>of</strong>fered only at ND level and increased on<br />

pro rata basis if department <strong>of</strong>fered more than two options <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme at HND level<br />

b For General Studies <strong>for</strong> All <strong>Programmes</strong><br />

i The Academic Community Polytechnics or o<strong>the</strong>r tertiary institutions 2 No<br />

ii <strong>NBTE</strong> staff as Co ordinator<br />

13 2 The appointment <strong>of</strong> team members is <strong>the</strong> prerogative <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical Education<br />

The Board may however consider making a change to <strong>the</strong> membership <strong>of</strong> an accreditation team if <strong>the</strong><br />

institution has good reasons <strong>for</strong> objecting to any member <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team In all <strong>the</strong> final decision on <strong>the</strong><br />

membership <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team is that <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Board<br />

Purposes <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Adhoc <strong>Re</strong> Accredltation Visit<br />

13 3 The on site adhoc accreditation visit is undertaken <strong>for</strong> three reasons<br />

a To verifyon<strong>the</strong> spot some vital in<strong>for</strong>mation thatare not adequately described on <strong>the</strong>questionnaire<br />

<strong>for</strong> example <strong>the</strong> intellectual atmosphere<br />

<strong>the</strong> morale <strong>of</strong> staff and students <strong>the</strong> character and<br />

standard <strong>of</strong> work per<strong>for</strong>med and in sighting various items <strong>of</strong> teaching facilities and how <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

being used to educate <strong>the</strong> student<br />

b To help <strong>the</strong> staff and head <strong>of</strong> department <strong>of</strong>fering <strong>the</strong> programme to assess its weak and strong<br />

points<br />

c To examine in fur<strong>the</strong>r detail <strong>the</strong> materials compiled by <strong>the</strong> department reiating to <strong>the</strong> overall<br />

management <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> department For example teaching facilities teaching staff admission require<br />

ment quality <strong>of</strong> each course <strong>of</strong>fered etc<br />


The Chairman Team<br />

Leader<br />

14 1 Among o<strong>the</strong>rs <strong>the</strong> Chairman Team Leader shall<br />

a Draw up a programme <strong>of</strong> activities to accomplish in <strong>the</strong> least possible time <strong>the</strong> objectives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

team s visit to <strong>the</strong> institution to wit<br />

to determine if <strong>the</strong> programme <strong>of</strong>fered by <strong>the</strong> institution has in all<br />

respect met <strong>the</strong> accreditation standards laid down by <strong>the</strong> Board and<br />

if <strong>the</strong> programme can <strong>the</strong>re<strong>for</strong>e be re accredited<br />

The proposed agenda should bediscussed and agreed to by all team members at <strong>the</strong> beginning<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> visit<br />

b Allocate specific responsibilities to team members functioning singly and in groups in per<strong>for</strong>ming<br />

various activities <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team<br />

c Give guidance on <strong>the</strong> presentation <strong>of</strong> individual or group report on <strong>the</strong>ir areas <strong>of</strong> responsibilities<br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> final report and final recommendations <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team<br />


d Discuss frequently with team members <strong>the</strong>ir observations and where necessary direct on fur<strong>the</strong>r<br />

areas <strong>of</strong> Investigations to ensure that all <strong>the</strong> req ilred<br />

In<strong>for</strong>mation about <strong>the</strong> Institution Is available<br />

to team members to enable <strong>the</strong>m to make arational recommendation on accreditation action<br />

e Be<strong>for</strong>e<strong>the</strong> exit Interview <strong>the</strong> Chairman should agree with team members on <strong>the</strong> following aspects<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> final report<br />

I <strong>the</strong> goal and objectives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programm and how <strong>the</strong>se were being met vis a vis <strong>the</strong><br />

philosophy and objectives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Institution and <strong>the</strong> goal and objectives stated by <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong><br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

II The observations <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Individuals or grol lp<br />

criteria<br />

III The weaknesses and strengths <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

Iv The recommendations <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team to <strong>the</strong> Board highlighting whe<strong>the</strong>r<br />

a to re accredit <strong>the</strong> programme or<br />

b not to re accredit <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

members on each Item <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> accreditation<br />

In each case <strong>of</strong> 14 1 e above <strong>the</strong> team should slate <strong>the</strong> reasons <strong>for</strong> recommending granting or<br />

denying <strong>the</strong> programme accreditation In <strong>the</strong> case <strong>of</strong> a programme not recommended <strong>for</strong><br />

accreditation <strong>the</strong> steps to be taken to bring <strong>the</strong> programme to <strong>the</strong> minimum standards required<br />

<strong>for</strong> accreditation should be highlighted<br />

14 2 Submit <strong>the</strong> final report to <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> Secretariat programme co ordlnalor be<strong>for</strong>e <strong>the</strong> departure <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

panel<br />

Team Members<br />

14 3 Team members will be assigned specific responsibl lties singly or In groups by <strong>the</strong>team leader and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y will confer frequently with each o<strong>the</strong>r and exchange Impressions They will ensure that <strong>the</strong> criteria<br />

laid down by <strong>the</strong> Board <strong>for</strong> programme re accreditatlon are being met Typical activities to be<br />

undertaken by <strong>the</strong>m during <strong>the</strong> visit will Include among o<strong>the</strong>rs <strong>the</strong> following<br />

a <strong>the</strong> examination <strong>of</strong>students work past examination questionpapers samples <strong>of</strong> students scripts<br />

and external moderators report<br />

b <strong>the</strong> assessment <strong>of</strong> relevant teaching facilities and Instructional aids and how <strong>the</strong>y are being used<br />

to promote effective teaching and learning<br />

c <strong>the</strong> evaluation <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> quality number and mix <strong>of</strong> teaching staff Teaching staff credentials may be<br />

sighted by team members where necessary<br />

d <strong>the</strong> assessment <strong>of</strong> supporting department such as general studies ma<strong>the</strong>matics science and<br />

library<br />

e determining <strong>the</strong> adequacy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> budgetary allocallons <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

f determining <strong>the</strong> adequacy <strong>of</strong> physical facilities <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme classroom and workshop<br />

space laboratory facilities staff <strong>of</strong>fices machines and equipment and college l1rm etc<br />

g In<strong>for</strong>mal discussions with administrators teaching staff support staff and students about <strong>the</strong><br />

programmes <strong>the</strong> administration student welfare services etc In<strong>for</strong>mation ga<strong>the</strong>red from <strong>the</strong>se<br />

Individuals are combined with personal observations to <strong>for</strong>m <strong>the</strong> basis <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Individual or group<br />

report<br />

h sit In ClaSS WOrkshop<br />

laboratoryfesSIOns<br />

to determine <strong>the</strong> quality <strong>of</strong>teaching and learning taking<br />

place In <strong>the</strong> department Where necessary conliluct simple tests quizzes or assign practical<br />

exercises to <strong>the</strong> class or a group <strong>of</strong> students to determine <strong>the</strong>ir knowledge and competences In a<br />

subJect In <strong>the</strong> curriculum <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme to be accredited which has been covered In class<br />

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14 Roles Of <strong>NBTE</strong><br />

Staff <strong>Re</strong>presentation On The Adhoc Visitation Team<br />

14 5 As it is necessary <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> visiting team s rep9rt to be consistent <strong>the</strong> National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical<br />

Education <strong>NBTE</strong> will assign s staff member s to each programme vis ation team Among o<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

some <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> responsibilities <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> staffInember s during <strong>the</strong> accreditation visit are<br />

a To liaise with <strong>the</strong> authorities <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> institution <strong>for</strong> local transportation refreshments and typing <strong>of</strong><br />

team s report during <strong>the</strong> visit<br />

b To assist <strong>the</strong> team leader in <strong>the</strong> smooth management <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> visitation exercise<br />

c To assist<strong>the</strong> team leader orany o<strong>the</strong>r member <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team in <strong>the</strong>ir enquiries to facilitate <strong>the</strong>team s<br />

work<br />

d To serve as an In<strong>for</strong>mation source on <strong>the</strong> Interpretation <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Board s accreditation criteria and<br />

policies<br />

e To arrange exit interview between <strong>the</strong> team members and <strong>the</strong> head <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> institution<br />

f To ensure that transport fares and honoraria are paid to team members be<strong>for</strong>e <strong>the</strong>y leave <strong>the</strong><br />

Institution <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir stations<br />

g To <strong>for</strong>ward with a covering letter to <strong>the</strong> head <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> institution <strong>for</strong> his comments on statements <strong>of</strong><br />

facts <strong>the</strong> original copy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> draft team report <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> visit be<strong>for</strong>e he leaves <strong>the</strong> Institution<strong>for</strong> Kaduna<br />



Be<strong>for</strong>e <strong>the</strong> Visit<br />

15 1 The institution shall request <strong>for</strong> and complete <strong>the</strong> self study questionnaire <strong>for</strong>m <strong>NBTE</strong> PRO RA 1 and<br />

return to <strong>the</strong> Executive Secretary <strong>Programmes</strong> Department National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical Education<br />

Plot B Blda Road P M B 2239 Kaduna<br />

15 2 Confirm<br />

15 2 1 The list <strong>of</strong> programme vis ation team members It should be noted that <strong>the</strong> final decision on<br />

<strong>the</strong> composition <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team is that <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Board<br />

15 2 2 <strong>the</strong> suitability <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> dates <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> visit hotel reservations and local transportation arrangements<br />

<strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> team members<br />

Note As <strong>the</strong> student and staff are very il lportantto<br />

session during<br />

During <strong>the</strong> Visit<br />

15 3 The institution shall<br />

an accreditation visit<br />

<strong>the</strong> exercise <strong>the</strong> institution must be in<br />

a provide a room equipped with writing tables and chairs as well as secretary typist <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> exclusive<br />

use <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> team members during <strong>the</strong> period<br />

b Allow team members<br />

i access into <strong>the</strong> various teaching and o<strong>the</strong>r support facilities e g laboratories library<br />

workshops in session etc<br />

classr<br />

ii to interview staff cademlc and administrative and students <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department where <strong>the</strong><br />

programme to be accredited is <strong>of</strong>fered<br />

iii access to question papers <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> cpurses taught and students answer scripts <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> two<br />

years preceding <strong>the</strong>visit students academic records external examiners moderators report<br />

budgetary allocations <strong>for</strong> recurrent ard capital costs etc<br />

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15 4 The Institution shall be responsible <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> local trjmsportatlon <strong>of</strong> team members and <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir hotel<br />

expenses during <strong>the</strong> period Also <strong>the</strong> Institution s all provide team members w h light refreshments<br />

and teaduring <strong>the</strong> working sessions Timeand ef<strong>for</strong>t may be saved Iflunch Is arranged In agood hotel<br />

or cafeteria nearest to <strong>the</strong> Instkutlon or wkhln <strong>the</strong> Illstltution This will give team members more time<br />

to do a thorough job<br />

15 5 The Institution shall render any assistance that teamimembers may require to facilitate <strong>the</strong>irwork during<br />

<strong>the</strong> period<br />

15 6 The exit Interview should be attended by <strong>the</strong> <strong>Re</strong>ctor <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Institution <strong>the</strong> head <strong>of</strong> department where<br />

<strong>the</strong> programmeto be accredited Is <strong>of</strong>fered and key teaching staff who have responsibilities <strong>for</strong> various<br />

aspects <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

After <strong>the</strong> Visit<br />

15 7 A copy <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> report shall be made available to<strong>the</strong> Rlletor The Instllutlon shall comment on statement<br />

<strong>of</strong> facts contained In <strong>the</strong> team s report highlighting areas <strong>of</strong> agreement and disagreement wllh <strong>the</strong><br />

report<br />

15 8 The Institution shall ensure that <strong>the</strong> accredllation status Is warranted by continua Improvement on <strong>the</strong><br />

accredited programme<br />

15 9 An Instllution whose programme Is denied accredlta110n may appeal against <strong>the</strong> decision <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> Board<br />

on <strong>the</strong> matter W he chooses Such appeal should r ach <strong>the</strong> Executive Secretary National Board <strong>for</strong><br />

Technical Education P M B 2239 Kaduna within thirty days from <strong>the</strong> date <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> letter conveying <strong>the</strong><br />

Board s decision to <strong>the</strong> Institution Appeal procedur Is explain In Appendix E<br />


16 1 An Institution may appeal against an adverse decision <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical Education<br />

denying II an Initial accredllatlon or re accredltatlon status<strong>for</strong> Its programme s<br />

16 2 The appeal process shall be as follows<br />

a The <strong>Re</strong>ctor Head <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Institution shall provide <strong>the</strong> Board wlth n thirty 30 days <strong>of</strong> notification <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Board s decision on <strong>the</strong> matter awritten statement which must address failure to comply wllh<br />

<strong>the</strong> evaluative criteria laid down In <strong>the</strong> Board s <strong>Guidelines</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Re</strong> Accrediting Diploma <strong>Programmes</strong><br />

In Polytechnics and Similar Tertiary Instllutlons<br />

b The Board shall arrange a hearing panel consisting <strong>of</strong> three qualWled persons to consider <strong>the</strong><br />

appeal The composition <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> panel shall nclude<br />

I one representative <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>essional bodies or association related to <strong>the</strong> programme W<br />

any<br />

II one representative <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> polytechnics<br />

ill a member <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical Education<br />

Iv arepresentative <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Board s Secretariat<br />

c At Its first meeting <strong>the</strong> hearing panel shall<br />

v elect Its Chairman from among members <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> panel<br />

vi determine <strong>the</strong> schedule and general procedures <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> appeal<br />

vII determine <strong>the</strong> date and locat on <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> hearing but this should not be later than thirty 30<br />

days after <strong>the</strong><br />

notlflcatlon1f request <strong>for</strong> heating and shall so In<strong>for</strong>m all parties concerned<br />

d At <strong>the</strong> first meeting <strong>the</strong> Board shall provide panel members with a copy <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> site visit report <strong>the</strong><br />

Instltut on s self study questionnaire <strong>the</strong> letter to <strong>the</strong> Institution rejecting <strong>the</strong> Board s action and<br />

<strong>the</strong> request <strong>for</strong> a hearing which states <strong>the</strong> grounqs <strong>for</strong> appeal The panel shall however have full<br />

access to all documents and records filed with <strong>the</strong> Board by <strong>the</strong> appellant institution during <strong>the</strong><br />

accreditation process<br />


e The hearing panel may request testimony from representatives <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> appellant Inst ution<br />

members <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme visitation leam <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> and or o<strong>the</strong>r witnesses whose statements<br />

may be useful to <strong>the</strong> panel The testimony may be presented In written or oral statement<br />

f The recommendations <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> panel shall be based upon evidence presented to it and subject to<br />

<strong>the</strong> condition that was existing at <strong>the</strong> time <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Programme <strong>Accreditation</strong> visit on which <strong>the</strong><br />

decision being appealed against was made<br />

g The appeal panel s reports and recommendations concerning action on <strong>the</strong> accreditation status<br />

<strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> appellant institution shall be submitted to <strong>the</strong> Board which may<br />

i set aside its earlier decision and reconsider <strong>the</strong> programme <strong>for</strong> accreditation<br />

OR<br />

ii reaffirm its earlier decision not to accredit <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

h The honourarla travelling and hotel expenses <strong>of</strong> members <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> appeal panel will be borne by<br />

<strong>the</strong> appellant institution The total amount involved shall be depos ed with <strong>the</strong> Board be<strong>for</strong>e <strong>the</strong><br />

hearing begins<br />


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The funding <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> re accreditation visit is a joint responsibility <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical<br />

Education NBiE and <strong>the</strong> host institution Tl1e host inst ution shall be responsible <strong>for</strong> providing hotel<br />

accommodation and localtranspollation between <strong>the</strong> nearest airport to <strong>the</strong> institution and between<br />

<strong>the</strong> Institution and <strong>the</strong> hotel where team members are lodged<br />

The National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical Education shall however be responsible <strong>for</strong> team members travelling<br />

expenses kilometer claim air taxifares and honoraria The travelling expenses and honoraria payable<br />

to team members shall be determined by thE Board from time to time<br />


18 1 <strong>Programmes</strong> granted accreditation shall be published in <strong>the</strong> next issue <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Board s Directory <strong>of</strong><br />

Accredited Diploma <strong>Programmes</strong> Offered by Polytechnics Colleges <strong>of</strong> Agriculture and Similar Tertiary<br />

Institutions in Nigeria The directory is published annually<br />

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FORM <strong>NBTE</strong> PRO RA t<br />





Name <strong>of</strong> Institution Submitting Questionnaire<br />


The In<strong>for</strong>mation supplied In thisquestionnaire or by o<strong>the</strong>r means related to It is solely <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> confidential<br />

use <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> National Board <strong>for</strong> Technical Education and s authorlsed agents and shall not be disclosed<br />

w houtwritten authorlsation <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Institution concerned except <strong>for</strong> summary data or such o<strong>the</strong>r uses<br />

not identnlable to a specific Institution<br />

Data Questionnaire wascompleted<br />

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1 1 Name and address <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Institution<br />

Telephone<br />

1 2 Date Founded<br />

The Chief <strong>Re</strong>spondent Head <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Institution<br />

1 3 Name and address <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> proprietor<br />

Telephone No Office<br />

Home<br />

14 Name and Quaiificatlon <strong>of</strong> <strong>Re</strong>ctor<br />

Telephone No Office<br />

Home<br />

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2 1 Title <strong>of</strong> programme to be accredited<br />

2 2 Name <strong>of</strong> Department Section in which <strong>the</strong> programme to be accredited Is <strong>of</strong>fered<br />

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Date Established<br />

24 Name and Qualification s <strong>of</strong> Head <strong>of</strong> Departmenl<br />

2 5 Name and qualificatlon s <strong>of</strong> Head <strong>of</strong>Section <strong>of</strong>fering <strong>the</strong> programme to be accredited if different<br />

from paragraph 2 4 above<br />

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4 1 Describe how <strong>the</strong> department section is administered Use separate sheets The description should<br />

high light <strong>the</strong> following<br />

4 1 1 Personnel Administration<br />

a Organization structure Use Chart IT necessary<br />

b How staff are Involved In <strong>the</strong> decision making process and in general administration<br />

c Policy and practice on staff development<br />

d Staff promotion<br />

4 1 2 Student s Welfare<br />

a Handling <strong>of</strong> academic grievances<br />

b Student academic advising<br />

4 1 3 Examination<br />

a Selting conduct evaluation schemes mqderation schemes Internal and external <strong>for</strong><br />

<strong>diploma</strong> examinations and <strong>the</strong> issuance <strong>of</strong> results<br />

4 14 Academic Atmosphere<br />

a Any policy adopted and practised by <strong>the</strong> department in pursuit <strong>of</strong> academic standards and<br />

maintenance <strong>of</strong> academic atmosphere<br />

4 1 5 <strong>of</strong>i i1 j jld lliil llke<br />

a How discipline and espirit is maintained<br />

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5 1 Briefly state <strong>the</strong> goal and objectives <strong>of</strong>f <strong>the</strong> programme and how <strong>the</strong>y are being achieved<br />

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5 2 The curriculum paragraph 33 page 3<br />

5 2 1 Attach to this questionnaire <strong>the</strong> current curriculum in use <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme to be re ac<br />

credited<br />

5 2 2 Appraise <strong>the</strong> adequacy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Institution s curriculum <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme in relation to<br />

a <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> minimum nationai curriculum and course specifications its structure<br />

course content and clarity<br />

b job requirements in <strong>the</strong> field discipline at <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> training<br />

c social management and communication skills at <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> training<br />

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5 3 Admission Probation Withdrawal and Grad lation Paragraph 8 0 paragraph 7 page 5<br />

a Are all students enrolled In <strong>the</strong> programme qualified<br />

b List <strong>the</strong> names <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> students if any who did not meet <strong>the</strong> entry requirements stating <strong>the</strong><br />

deficiencies in <strong>the</strong>ir qualifications and action being taken to correct <strong>the</strong> deficiencies be<strong>for</strong>e <strong>the</strong>y<br />

graduate<br />

c Is <strong>the</strong> institution s academic reguiatlons adequately publicised How are students in<strong>for</strong>med on<br />

how well <strong>the</strong>y are faring in <strong>the</strong> pro ramme<br />

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a Complete <strong>the</strong> table below <strong>for</strong> three years preceding <strong>the</strong> year <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> accreditation re accredltation<br />

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Probation Withdrawn Graduands<br />

b Appraise <strong>the</strong> rate <strong>of</strong> withdrawal and graduation from <strong>the</strong> programme and indicate if students<br />

cxpelled withdrawn <strong>for</strong> poor academic per<strong>for</strong>mance were placed on probation <strong>for</strong> at least one<br />

semester be<strong>for</strong>e <strong>the</strong> action wastaken<br />


5 5 STANDARD AND QUALITY OF STUDENTS WORK Paragraph 6 0 page 4<br />

5 5 1 How does <strong>the</strong> department ensure that <strong>the</strong> standard and quality <strong>of</strong> students work meet <strong>the</strong><br />

minimum academic standard set by <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> and <strong>the</strong> requirements <strong>of</strong> employers submh<br />

with this questionnaire <strong>the</strong> foilowing<br />

a<br />

b<br />

c<br />

d<br />

<strong>the</strong> institutions academic regulations<br />

some samples <strong>of</strong> tests and examination question papers in <strong>the</strong> pr<strong>of</strong>essional and<br />

general<br />

education courses<br />

list <strong>of</strong> and titles <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>Sis and extended essays undertaken by<br />

projects final year<br />

students in <strong>the</strong> two years pre ding <strong>the</strong> accreditation re accreditation visit<br />

external examiners report <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> two<br />

<strong>the</strong> visit<br />

years preceding<br />


5 5 2 Appraise <strong>the</strong> standard and quality <strong>of</strong> students work at <strong>the</strong>ir level <strong>of</strong> trail ling I 5 1 on ti1f<br />

following<br />

a adequate coverage <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> syllabus content <strong>for</strong> each course<br />

b standard <strong>of</strong> tests and examinations set in each course<br />

c quality <strong>of</strong> practical work and projects<br />

d<br />

students readiness <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> manpower <strong>the</strong>y are being trained <strong>for</strong> and ti eir<br />

per<strong>for</strong>mances<br />

r<br />

23<br />


5 6 PRACTICAL PROJECT WORK Paragraph 6 2 page 5<br />

a Attach to this questionnaire a list <strong>of</strong> iaboratory studio workshop and farm projects practicals<br />

undertaken by students currently enrolled in <strong>the</strong> programme and in <strong>the</strong> two years preceding <strong>the</strong><br />

visit<br />

b Appraise <strong>the</strong>adequacy standard and quality 01 students practical work and term <strong>diploma</strong> projects<br />

in relation to <strong>the</strong> entry level pr<strong>of</strong>essional skills <strong>the</strong>y shouid acquire and be able to demonstrate<br />


5 7 EXTERNAL EXAMINERS MODERATOR Paragrap 6 1 e and I pao I<br />

a Attach <strong>the</strong> curriculum vitae ev <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> external xamlners moderatOls to i 118 programme <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

two years preceding <strong>the</strong> visit<br />

b Has <strong>the</strong> department put in place <strong>the</strong> changes reoommended if any by It external moderators<br />

in respect <strong>of</strong> deficiencies identified in <strong>the</strong>ir reports in <strong>the</strong> two years preceding <strong>the</strong> e accreditation<br />

or accreditation visit If not why<br />


6 0 RESOURCES FOR TEACHING THE PROGRAMME Paragraph 4 0 page 3<br />

6 1<br />

Classrooms<br />

a Indicate <strong>the</strong> number <strong>of</strong> classrooms availabie to <strong>the</strong> programme and <strong>the</strong> service courses taught in<br />

<strong>the</strong> department <strong>of</strong>fering <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

b Attach a timetable on <strong>the</strong> use <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> ciassrooms<br />

c Appraise <strong>the</strong> adequacy or inadequacy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> number <strong>of</strong> classrooms based on a use factor <strong>of</strong> 0 8 i<br />

ie 32 hours weekly and <strong>the</strong>ir furnishing lighting and ventilation DO J each student have aseat i<br />

and writing space during lectures Ii<br />

26<br />


62 Laboratories Paragraph 4 0 page 3<br />

a Attach to this questionnaire alist showing <strong>the</strong>types <strong>of</strong> laboratories and <strong>the</strong>equipment instruments<br />

etc in each <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>m Use <strong>for</strong>m <strong>NBTE</strong> PRO RA 2 on page 53<br />

b Attach a timetable on <strong>the</strong> use <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> laboratories<br />

c Appraise <strong>the</strong> adequacy or inadequacy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> laboratories based on a use factor <strong>of</strong> 0 7 about 30<br />

hours weekly and <strong>the</strong> equipment available in each laboratory in relation to those contained in<br />

<strong>NBTE</strong> List <strong>of</strong> Equipment required <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

f<br />

27<br />


6 3 WorkshopS Paragraph 4 1 page 3<br />

a Attach <strong>the</strong> list and types <strong>of</strong> workshops and <strong>the</strong> equipment in each <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>m use <strong>for</strong>m<br />

<strong>NBTE</strong> PRO RA 2 page 53<br />

b Attach a timetable on <strong>the</strong> use <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> workshops<br />

c Appraise <strong>the</strong> adequacy or inadequacy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> workshops based on a use factor <strong>of</strong> 0 7 about 30<br />

hours weekly and <strong>the</strong> equipment available In each working in relation to those contained in <strong>NBTE</strong><br />

list <strong>of</strong> equipment <strong>for</strong> teaching <strong>the</strong> workshop courses<br />



Crop farms<br />

64 1 Complete <strong>the</strong> table below in respect <strong>of</strong> all experimental and commercial crop<br />

plantations gardens etc available <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

Type <strong>of</strong> Farm<br />

For Example<br />

Commercial<br />

farms orchards<br />

Size Estimated Yearly Output<br />

100 hectares Casava<br />

29<br />

Yam<br />

1000 tones<br />


64 2 Appraise <strong>the</strong> success or failure <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> crop farms in <strong>the</strong> two planting soasons vis a vis <strong>the</strong> output <strong>of</strong><br />

each farm and <strong>the</strong> revenue generated<br />


Livestock Farms<br />

64 3 Complete <strong>the</strong> table below in respect <strong>of</strong> all experimental<br />

<strong>the</strong> programme<br />

and commercial livestock farms available <strong>for</strong><br />

Type <strong>of</strong> Farms Size Totai No <strong>of</strong> Estimated<br />

livestock Yearly Output<br />

For Example<br />

Poultry 3 Units 15 000 Layers<br />

31<br />

1 000<br />

Pullets 3 000<br />

Brooders 9 000

644 Appraise <strong>the</strong> success or failure <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> livestock farm so far vis a vis <strong>the</strong> output <strong>of</strong> each farm and <strong>the</strong><br />

revenue generated In <strong>the</strong> last two years<br />

32<br />

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I<br />

I<br />


O<strong>the</strong>r Field Facilities<br />

64 5 Complete <strong>the</strong> table below in respect <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>following fieldfacilities crop storage crop processing green<br />

house warehouses survey equipment meteorological station pest control equipment irrigation<br />

equipment farm machinery shed landscap sites fertilizer store arboratum timber grave yeard<br />

nursery tools hatchery feedmllls silage p hay barn milking parlour abbatoir meat shop spray race<br />

farm <strong>of</strong>fice fish ponds fish processing fecll ies net l<strong>of</strong>t cold room fishing vessels<br />

Indicate NA not applicable where necessary<br />

Description <strong>of</strong> Type Size Capacity <strong>Re</strong>marks<br />

Facility<br />

For Example<br />

Crop Storage Rhumbus 1 tonne Ear<strong>the</strong>n<br />

no<br />

33<br />

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I<br />

I<br />

I<br />

I<br />

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64 6 List all <strong>the</strong> equipment contained in each <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> facilities listed in 6 4 5 above<br />

Facility Equipment Quantity<br />

For Example<br />

8U1veying<br />

Instrument<br />

Available<br />

<strong>Re</strong>marks<br />

Theodolite 2 Functional<br />

Ranging Poles<br />

34<br />

3<br />

I<br />


O<strong>the</strong>r Teaching Facilities<br />

64 7 Complete <strong>the</strong> table below in respect <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> following facilities <strong>for</strong> agriculluraltraining audio<br />

visual drawing room navigation facilities museum armory tannery herbarium<br />

Description<br />

For Example<br />

Audio Visual<br />

Studio<br />

Type Size Capacity <strong>Re</strong>marks<br />

I<br />

Viewing Room<br />

Display room<br />

Dark Room<br />

Store<br />

35<br />

lOx 14 m2<br />

10x12<br />

2<br />

8 x 8 m2<br />

lOx 10 m2

64 8 List all <strong>the</strong> equipment contained in each <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> facilities In 6 47above<br />

Faciltty Equipment Quantity<br />

For Example<br />

Audio Visual<br />

Instrument<br />

Projectors<br />

Cameras<br />

36<br />

4<br />

8<br />


6 5 Library Paragraph 4 1 e page 4<br />

a Are <strong>the</strong> books journals periodicals and non book items in <strong>the</strong> library adequate in number and<br />

relevant to <strong>the</strong> programme to be re accredited accredited<br />

b List <strong>the</strong> title <strong>of</strong>books journals and non book items relevant to <strong>the</strong> programme which are available<br />

in <strong>the</strong> library<br />


7 0 T ACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF Paragraph 6 0 e page 4<br />

7 1<br />

Staff Appraisal<br />

Attach asummary <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> curriculum vitae CV <strong>of</strong> each teaching and support staff See Table 10n<br />

page 39<br />

7 2 Judging from <strong>the</strong> number <strong>of</strong> <strong>diploma</strong> and certificate courses <strong>of</strong>fered by <strong>the</strong> department<br />

entire academic staff <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme in terms <strong>of</strong><br />

appraise <strong>the</strong><br />

a Adequacy in number <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> students enrolled in <strong>the</strong> programme State Staff Student ratio<br />

b possessing <strong>the</strong> minimum qualification and experience <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> level <strong>of</strong> teaching and staff required<br />

c Effectiveness as lecturers instructors and in <strong>the</strong> <strong>of</strong> supervision students work<br />

d Their Pr<strong>of</strong>essional achievements<br />

e Espirit de corp<br />


Staff Curriculum Vitae C V<br />

7 1 a Complete <strong>the</strong> table below in respect <strong>of</strong>teaching laboratory workshop farm staff available <strong>for</strong> teaching<br />

<strong>the</strong> programme<br />

Name and<br />

Date <strong>of</strong> Birth<br />

Rank Designation<br />

Date <strong>of</strong> First<br />

Appointment<br />

i<br />

TABLE 1<br />

39<br />

Qualijications<br />

Dates Obtained<br />

Membership <strong>of</strong><br />

Pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

Association<br />

<strong>Re</strong>gistration<br />

Council and<br />

Work experience<br />

Duties Per<strong>for</strong>med<br />

Course Taught and<br />

Course Load<br />

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8 0 ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT Paragraph 8 page 5<br />

Appraise <strong>the</strong> quality as well as <strong>the</strong> effectiveness and efficiency <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> administration <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> department<br />

in relation to admissions innovations in <strong>the</strong> quality <strong>of</strong> teaching and <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

learning rQanagement<br />

curriculum evaluation <strong>of</strong> students work keeping <strong>of</strong> students records and espirit de corp<br />



a Complete tables 2 and 3 on pages 42 and 43<br />

b What is <strong>the</strong> per capita cost<strong>for</strong> recurrent expenditure in <strong>the</strong> two years precEJding <strong>the</strong> rH accreditation<br />

visit<br />

c Appraise <strong>the</strong> adequacy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> recurrent and capital funding <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme<br />


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13 1 Administration <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> G S Courses<br />

a Is <strong>the</strong>reaG S departmanVSchool in <strong>the</strong> institution<br />

b If not how are <strong>the</strong> G S courses administered<br />

c<br />

If yes when was it established<br />

d Draw an organogram <strong>of</strong> how <strong>the</strong> department or school is administered<br />

e Attach a brief history <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> department<br />


13 2 Curriculum Content <strong>for</strong> General Studies Paragraph 11 3 page 7<br />

A Attach<br />

1 <strong>the</strong> current curriculum content <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> general studies courses taught in <strong>the</strong> ND and<br />

HND programmes in <strong>the</strong> institution<br />

2 time table showing where <strong>the</strong> courses are taught to <strong>the</strong> various groups<br />

b Appraise <strong>the</strong> adequacy <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> content with those <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>NBTE</strong> minimum national curriculum and<br />

course specffications <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> programme to be accredited Are all <strong>the</strong>compulsory courses taught<br />


13 3 <strong>Re</strong>sources <strong>for</strong> General Studies Courses Paragraph 11 page 7<br />

a Are adequate number <strong>of</strong> classrooms lecture <strong>the</strong>atre available <strong>for</strong> teaching <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

b If yes are <strong>the</strong> classrooms lecture <strong>the</strong>atres properiy furnished lighted<br />

ventilated and clean<br />

c Are <strong>the</strong>y adequate to guarantee a seat and writing desk to each student during class lecture<br />

periods<br />


134 Teaching <strong>the</strong> Ganeral Studies Courses<br />

Describe <strong>the</strong> mode <strong>of</strong> teaching <strong>the</strong> various courses and how <strong>the</strong> students are assessed<br />


13 5 Teaching Staff <strong>for</strong> G S Courses Paragraph f 1 3 page 7<br />

a Attach <strong>the</strong> summary <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> curriculum vitae <strong>for</strong> teaching and support staff <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> G S Courses<br />

Using table 1 on page 39<br />

b Are <strong>the</strong> staff adequate using <strong>the</strong> teaching load and SSR on paragraph 11 3 on page 7<br />


13 6 Books Non Book Items<br />

a Attach to this questionnaire <strong>the</strong> list <strong>of</strong> textbooks reference books journals periodicals and<br />

non book Item suitable <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> G S course available in <strong>the</strong> library<br />

b Appraise <strong>the</strong> adequacy and appropriateness <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong>stock <strong>of</strong><strong>the</strong> variousteaching materials available<br />

to <strong>the</strong> programme<br />

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13 7 Standard and Quality <strong>of</strong> Students Work Paragraph tl 3 page 7<br />

Attach<br />

1 semester final examination question papers and students answer scripts <strong>for</strong> two years preceding<br />

<strong>the</strong> year <strong>of</strong> accreditation<br />

2 external examiners moderators reports if any <strong>for</strong> <strong>the</strong> same period in 1 above<br />

r<br />

51<br />


Name <strong>of</strong> <strong>of</strong>ficer completing <strong>the</strong> <strong>for</strong>m<br />

Rank<br />

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52<br />


Title <strong>of</strong> Programme<br />


Name <strong>of</strong> Workshop Laboratory Studio Faciiity<br />


List <strong>the</strong> Principal Instruments Hand tools and Machines Use Additional Sheet W necessary<br />

Serial<br />

Item No<br />

Descri ption<br />

<strong>of</strong> Equipment<br />

Quant y<br />

In Stock<br />

53<br />

State <strong>of</strong> EqUiPm t<br />

l<br />

Functional or<br />

Not Functional<br />

FORM <strong>NBTE</strong> PRO RN2<br />

<strong>Re</strong>markS<br />

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