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NBTE unbundles Computer Science course in Polytechnics, Monotechnics

NBTE unbundles Computer Science course in Polytechnics, Monotechnics

The Nigerian federal government has announced unbundling the Higher Education Diploma course in Computer Science.

This was disclosed in a recent letter signed by the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education, Prof Idris Bugaje, addressed to all Polytechnics and Monotechnics nationwide.

Accordingly, the computer science program in Polytechnics and Monotechnics will cease to exist.

Consequently, NTBE said there will no longer be admissions into the HND Computer Science programme from the 2024/2025 academic session.

Meanwhile, students who have already been admitted into the former programmes are given up to 2025 to phase out.

The new specialized areas floated out of Computer Science are as follows: HND Artificial Intelligence, HND Networking and Cloud Computing, HND Software and Web Development, HND Cybersecurity and Data Protection.

“Due to emerging trends and the need to strategically position our graduates for 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.

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“The new specialized areas floated out of the former are as follows: HND Artificial Intelligence, HND Networking and Cloud Computing: HND Software and Web Development, and HND Cybersecurity and Data Protection.

“Consequently, there will no longer be admissions into the HND COMPUTER SCIENCE programme from the 2024/2025 academic session. Students who have already been admitted into the former programmes are given up to 2025 to phase out.

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“In view of the above, you are requested to kindly note that admissions from the 2024/2025 academic session into the erstwhile HND Computer Science programme will be only in the aforementioned four specialized areas

“While hoping that this information will be treated accordingly and given wide circulation through your good office, please accept the assurance of my highest regards and consideration”, it stated.

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