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Innovative Enterprise Institutions Owned By The Federal Government

Innovative Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) are set up to award National Innovative Diploma (NID). According to the National Board for Technical education, there are currently 169 IEIs in Nigeria. Seven of these institutions belong to the federal government. Let us briefly explore the federal IEIs.

The first federal IEI to be accredited in Nigeria is the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD). The centre (which is located in Abuja) got the approval of NBTE in 2010. The institution was originally established in 1992 to provide training and empowerment of Nigeria vulnerable women. Three NID programs offered in the institution are listed in the brochure of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

NAOWA Institute of Management and Technology, Abuja (NIMTA) is the second IEI to receive operational approval of the regulatory body. NIMTA was founded in 2010 to provide technical and vocational training. It got accredited in 2013.

ITF Model Skills Training Centre (MSTC) is owned by the Industrial Training Fund. The centre was established in 2011 to provide technical training for young school leavers and adults. In 2016, MSTC received accreditation to award NID. The centre has nine of its courses listed in the current JAMB brochure.

The Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) was established by the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) in 2004. The two campuses of the institute at Lagos and Kano received separate NBTE accreditations as IEIs in 2016.

Nigerian Television Authority Television College (NTATVC) is one of the seven IEIs owned by the Federal Government. It is located in Jos, the capital of Plateau State. The college was set up in 1980 to train Nigerians in the basics to television journalism and the likes. In 2017, NTATVC received the approval of NBTE to award National Innovative Diploma (NID). It has also secured approval to run Bachelor of Science (Mass Communication) in affiliation with Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. The institution is now listed under IEIs in JAMB brochure. The NID programs are currently available in the college are Television and Film Production, Mass Communication and Television Engineering Technology.

Another IEI owned by the federal government is the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NIIT). The institute, which is located in Zaria (Kaduna State), was established in 1986 to carry out research on transport management and development in Nigeria. NIIT received NIIT approval of NBTE in July, 2021. The school now has 5 NID programs. 

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