By Abubakar Baba Ahmad
The National Board for Technical Education NBTE has advised its staff and resource persons to work in line with accreditation guidelines and avoid conflict of interest towards the development of Technical Education in the country.
The North East Zonal Director of the board Malam Hussaini Muhammad gave the advice when he led an Accreditation and Resource verification team to Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic ATAP Bauchi.
Malam Hussaini Muhammad said accreditation and resource verification exercise is not an avenue for the accreditors to witch-hunt but to give credible and unbiased assessment and judgement.
He charged the polytechnic tobkey into the new policy of NBTE which focuses on National Occupational Standard where skills and craftsmanship are preferred more than just the Certificate of completion.
The North East Zonal Director also expressed confidence that the polytechnic would deliver in the areas of needs during the accreditation for them to have more opportunities at improving their IGR.
Earlier, the Rector Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic ATAP Bauchi Dr Adamu Saidu disclosed that the accreditation exercise is targeting about fifteen programmes cutting across three schools to include Sciences, Vocational and Technical Education and Engineering.
Dr Adamu Saidu who urged all programmes affected by the resource inspection and accreditation to give maximum support and cooperation to the team, expressed optimism that the exercise would be seemless.
Radio Nigeria learnt that the accreditation exercise is expected to last for five day.