NBTE orders polytechnics to shut down


The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has ordered a nationwide shutdown of both private and public polytechnics as well as Technical Vocational Institutes as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Executive Secretary of NBTE, Dr Masa’udu Kazaure, gave the directive in a circular dated March 20, 2020, noting that the closure intended to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

Tribune Online gathered that most polytechnics in the country are in the middle of semester examination, but Dr Kazaure recalled that the Federal Government had earlier directed schools to close for a period of one month with effect from Monday, March 23.


Source: Nigerian Tribune