By Favour Nnabugwu
The National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, is currently on a two day official visit to Muhammadu Buhari Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology MBMIST, Katsina state to begin the process that will lead to accreditation of courses in Climate Change Science and Meteorology in the institute
Speaking on the essence of the visit, the Team Lead, Deputy Director at NBTE Kaduna office, Dr. Jauro Kutura.D. who represented the Director, NBTE Kaduna office Alhaji Samaila Tanko disclosed that they are here “for accreditation of two programmes, National Diploma, Meteorology and National Diploma Climate Change Science.
While commending the Rector on the aesthetics of the landscape in the institute, DrJauro observed that MBMIST has started planning towards the new mantra of the Executive Secretary of NBTE, Professor Idris Muhammad Bugaje for skills node degree by incorporating agro allied skills into the institute.
She also noted that the intention to develop curriculum for the HND programmes in Meteorology and Climate Change Science in addition to developing a curriculum for Electrometeorological Engineering technology at ND level is also a big plus for the development of the institute. She said.
Dr. Jauro explained further that NBTE and institutions are partners in progress, stressing that in carrying out the exercise NBTE does not carry out the exercise alone “rather it involves stakeholders from academias and industries who are professionals in the related field to come and assist us to carry out this assignment.
So the team is here to assist the adequacy of academic matters, physical and human resources available for the programmes and in the process they would offer their contributions, suggestions and advice for the betterment of the programmes”. She said.
In concluding she solicited for the maximum cooperation from the entire management and staff of the institute to enable her team carry out their assignment successfully and promptly.
In his remarks the Rector of the institute Professor Effiom Oku while welcoming them on behalf of the Chairman of the Governing board and council members, emphasized the importance of the exercise to the institute.
” The accreditation exercise is very important to us. Just like the Team leader has said, the acceptance of our certificate especially as we are about to push out our pioneers, that is why this accreditation is very important to us”. He said and assured the team of maximum cooperation.
As patt of the visit Prof. Oku made a power point presentation on the history of the institute.
The accreditation by NBTE is a systematic review of educatiional programmes to ensure that acceptable standards of education, infrastructure and quality is being maintained.