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NBTE Ends Computer Science In Polytechnics For HND, Unbundles Course



NBTE Ends Computer Science In Polytechnics, Unbundles Course

The National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, has announced that Nigerian polytechnics, monotechnics among others will no longer offer Computer Science at Higher National Diploma level as a course.

NBTE made this known in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary Prof Idris M. Bugaje titled ‘UNBUNDLING OF HND COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAMME’.

According to Prof. Bugaje NBTE took the decision due to emerging trends and the need to strategically position Nigerian graduates for a more effective national development.

“I wish to notify you that the Board has unbundled the HND COMPUTER SCIENCE programme run in all institutions under our purview. The new specialized areas floated out of the former are as follows:

i) HND Artificial Intelligence

ii) HND Networking and Cloud Computing

iii) HND Software and Web Development

iv) HND Cybersecurity and Data Protection

He further explained that there will no longer be admissions into the HND COMPUTER SCIENCE programme from the 2024/2025 academic session.

“Students that have already been admitted into the former programmes are given up to 2025 to phase out. The grace period is to enable concerned institutions to graduate students that were admitted under the old curricula” he said.

Blaze Newz gathered that the Computer Science still remains available for students at National Diploma, ND, level.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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