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HND to Bsc certificate at a Glance: What you need to know and how to go about NBTE Conversion Programme


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By Isqil Najim

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in Nigeria is a government agency responsible for regulating and supervising technical and vocational education in the country.

Established in 1977, the NBTE plays a crucial role in formulating policies, standards, and guidelines for technical education institutions, including polytechnics and colleges of education offering technical programs. It ensures quality assurance, curriculum development, and accreditation of programs to meet national and international standards.

The NBTE  efforts contribute to producing skilled and competent individuals who can contribute effectively to the nation’s technological and economic growth

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The National Board for Technical Education has unveiled an online top-up programme for Higher National Diploma holders to convert their certification to Bachelor’s Degree through online top-up for one year, with foreign accredited universities.

The Systems utilizes credit transfer framework for a diploma to degree top-up program, establishes a seamless pathway for students to transition from a diploma program to a corresponding bachelor’s degree program. This framework acknowledges and values the academic achievements of students during their diploma studies by allowing them to transfer credits earned towards relevant courses in the degree curriculum. By doing so, students can expedite their degree completion while focusing on advanced coursework and specialized subjects. This approach not only saves students time and resources but also facilitates a smoother progression towards higher academic attainment, aligning with the evolving needs of the workforce and enabling a more efficient educational journey.

The Conversion programme is only available on NBTE  portal for now. The Portal ensure that all the institutes are following international norms for the credit transfer to accept approved HND issued by NBTE for successful migration of credits towards a one year Bachelors Top-up program run by globally recognised universities

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Reputed, ranked and recognized global universities have been invited on-boarded on this nationwide platform under the aegis of NBTE

The programs are going to be solely managed by the universities concerned and NBTE is playing pivotal role to bridge the gap between candidates who have NBTE approved HND and universities who can offer the top-up degree programs.

The credit transfer framework which is adopted is of global standards inline with those followed in the UK, USA and other European regulatory bodies along with academic councils and boards of partnering universities so ensure best academic environment is in place which is at par with the global norms.

To be eligible, You must posses an HND certificate in one of the recognised and approved polytechnics and monotechnics in the country.

Admission Process and How To convert your HND to Bsc Certificate

Step 1: Visit the admission portal https://admission.topup.nbte.gov.ng and login if you have already created an account.

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Step 2: If you did not create an account then you can create one by pressing the register button and mention all your prerequisite details in relation to your HND which you already have

Step 3: After creating the account you can move ahead to submission of a new application

Step 4: Based on the HND specialisation you already hold the system will show you possible programs under which you are eligible to to take admission under the credit transfer based Top-up framework under our partnered institutes

Step 5: After selecting a course of your choice you will get the option to select which institute you want to study at and there you can see their program fees followed by a button to even view details about the institute on their institutional profile page. This enables you to take a decision based on your interest and opportunity to select from a wide range of institutes

Step 7: After submitting the form you will see the application status under the my applications tab and you can go ahead with submission of the form fees (USD 100) to enable the university to start processing your admission and you can furthermore go to the payments tab to download your fees receipt for the application form fees payment . After the university has approved your admission then you can go to my application and download your admission letter

For more information Visit: https://topup.nbte.gov.ng/ 

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