Skills Training and Vocational Education Project Brief


  • Reference: P-NG-IA0-001
  • Approval date: 27/07/2005
  • Start date: 25/09/2007
  • Appraisal Date: 22/02/2005
  • Status: OngoingOnGo
  • Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
  • Location: Through out Nigeria

The objective of the project is to improve access to quality Vocational Technical Education in formal and non-formal training institutions in Nigeria.

Project description

Project Outputs:

Access to STVE Improved:
Renovation Works: 10 rehabilitated centres
Provision of Equipment: 10 VTE institutions fully equipped with training equipment & teaching and learning materials;

Quality & efficiency of STVE enhanced:
500 in-service teachers/instructors trained;
4,000 pre-services teachers trained;
14 TSD officials trained;
10 Assessors Trained;
10 Test Item Writers trained;
26 VTE institutions managers/administrators trained; and
16 Key partners trained.

Public-Private Partnership Strengthened:
10 Business Development Centres operational;
Community/public perception of VTE improved.

Project Management:
Strengthened capacities in Vocational and Science Education Department of the Federal Ministry of Education    and in the project centres.

Current status

The overall physical implementation rate of the project is estimated to be at 10%. Most project staff is on board. The first tranches for 6 months periods of the Special Accounts to the implementing sister institutions (National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) and National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE)) were released and have been fully expended on the soft activities of the project under their jurisdiction. The PIU is preparing to release the second tranches for a one year period to the same organizations.

Component 1: Civil Work to construct Dormitories, Classrooms, Workshops, Libraries, Toilets, Dining Halls etc  in 9 sites out of the 10 benefiting institutions:

Design Report and Bidding Documents had been prepared.

The Bank granted it’s no objection for the recruitment of civil works contractors for the construction and rehabilitation of schools on 24/09/2010 and contracts were signed in October2010. Mobilization is expected for November/December 2010.

A bid evaluation report for water supply systems (works) is currently under review. The bidding for solar photovoltaic power systems (works) is delayed and should commence in November 2010.

Component 2: Enhanced Quality and Efficiency of STVE Project:

The soft activities under component 2 have largely been implanted. These include a baseline study and participatory rapid assessment of the ten benefiting institutions of the project and an institutional assessment of NBTE, NCCE and NCNE; ICT training for 140 teachers/instructors in seven benefiting Institutions; and various training activities stated in the appraisal report.

Procurement for computers to three benefitting institution; award of contracts for the supply of machines and equipment for construction, metal work, agriculture and vocational trades; and for the supply of books (to one teacher training institution) have also been achieved. The selection criteria for  pre-service teacher’s scholarship/bursary award was approved; advocacy visits to key officials of Enugu and Lagos States on Pre-service teachers scholarship/bursary award; scholarships to pre-service teachers at UNN, FCE, Akoka and nomadic training institutions have been undertaken.  

In particular:

  • The project conducted a baseline study for the project, Institutional Assessment of NBTE, NCCE, NCNE, FME for effective planning of capacity-building of these institutions to enable them deliver on their mandate especially in the area of STVE and TVET for the nation.
  • Fund were released to NCNE and NBTE to enable them provide technical assistance to the project in the area of review of existing curriculum, production of textbooks and other learning materials, capacity-building of teachers on the reviewed curriculum, accreditation of courses etc.
  • Capacity-building workshops have been conducted for selected participants from the 10 benefitting institutions, FME, FMF, NBTE, NCNE, NCCE in the following areas: Project Management, ICT, Pedagogical Training, Technical Writing etc by the project
  • The project supplied the following equipment: Construction, Metal Works, Agriculture, and Vocational to four institutions out of the 10 benefiting institutions.
  • Books and learning materials were also supplied UNN
  • The project interviewed and selected 370 pre-services teachers from four Nomadic training institutes, UNN and FCE, Akoka for award of scholarships to increase the number of teachers for the Nomadic schools and FSTCs in the country.

Activities under Component 3 (Public Private Partnership) are yet to be undertaken.

Project Outcome/Impact:

There is a high likelihood of achieving development objectives as most crucial procurement activities have been completed and works are now to commence.

The project concept and the design of schools construction works as well as associated utilities are aesthetically convincing and innovative. Given the erratic public power and water supply, power for water supply facilities and lighting shall be solar PV based.

Key contacts

OLAOYE Bolanle Patricia - OSHD2


Finance source Amount
ADFUAC 30,000,000
GovernmentUAC 3,710,000
DeltaUAC 3,710,000
TotalUAC 30,000,000