Project General Description
The Nigeria Skills Training and Vocational Education (STVE) Project assists the Federal Government of Nigeria to restructure its present supply driven vocational and technical education (VTE) system into a demand-driven system that responds to the country’s growing private sector. The project is a direct response to address the mismatch in training, labour market requirements and employer involvement in VTE. It is the first Bank Group operation in the sector in Nigeria. The project will upgrade 5 Federal Science and Technical Colleges, 2 Teacher Training (Technical) Institutes, 2 nomadic non-formal vocational training centres, and 1 Women’s vocational training centre to improve their effectiveness and efficiency. These institutions will serve as demonstration centres to promote nationwide education reforms in the VTE sub-sector. The project comprises four components: (i) improving access to skills training and vocational education; (ii) enhancing quality and efficiency of skills training and vocational education; (iii) strengthening public-private partnership; and (iv) project management. The project will be implemented in 5 years, from January 2006 to December 2010. Its total cost is estimated at UA 33.71 million.
The sector goal of the proposed project is to contribute to poverty reduction through human resources development. The objective of the project is to improve access to quality VTE in formal and non-formal training institutions in Nigeria. Attainment of this objective will contribute to the enhancement of employment-oriented skills training for Nigerian youth and women to access employment and income generating opportunities.
The project will benefit young girls and boys between the ages of 15 and 25 in 10 formal and non-formal vocational training and Technical Teacher Training centres in the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The beneficiaries will include students (boys and girls) in technical and vocational education; teachers/instructors, the five Federal Science and Technical Colleges; two teacher training institutions; pre-service teacher training students; two (2) nomadic non-formal vocational training centres (Ludduga Kachia and Kilometre 26 entres); women participants and senior staff of the National Centre for Women’s Development. The project will also benefit officials of the FME/TSD (including inspectors, assessors, principals/heads of colleges, support staff, test item writers, career counsellors and job placement officers); NCCE; NCNE, ABER; NBTE; and PTA/SMC members.
|FundingAfrican Development Fund|
|ExtendingGovernment Of Nigeria|
|ImplementingGOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA|