By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Professor Idris Bugaje has said that skills acquisition is the most important aspect of technology which the board is emphasizing.
He stated this at the Innovation Expo 2022, organized by the Directorate of Technology Incubation, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria.
Represented by Deputy Director, Curriculum Development NBTE, Mr. Bala Danladi Akut, he said, the board is keen on seeing that institutions are very innovative and creative, using home grown technologies.
Professor Bugaje said, national skills development should be given priority in all the directorates, as skills is becoming national currency.
The Executive Secretary, emphasized that all polytechnics must have skills acquisition centres.
In his address, the Rector Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria, Engr. Mohammed Kabir Abdullahi said, the significance of the exhibition is to have collaboration with investors to put heads together with the directorate.
Engr. Abdullahi added that, the polytechnic is showcasing its innovation to the general public.
According to him, there is quite a number of innovations which the students produced with the help of their dedicated lecturers.
He said, polytechnic education is a key to creativity, not a paper work as research is a continuous process, since there is no failure in research.