Institute of Information and Communication Technology Awgu, formerly known as Institute of Information & Computer Technology, is an Innovation Enterprise Institution (IEI) and Vocational Enterprise Institution (VEI) approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and National Board of Technical Education to award National Innovation Diploma and National Vocational Certificates. You can visit the NBTE approval page: https://www.nbte.gov.ng/inst07.html
Innovation Enterprise Institutions and Vocational Enterprise Institutions (VEIs) are institutions created by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide a veritable alternative route to higher education in Nigeria in 2007.
They are produccts of the recent reform initiatives of the Federal Ministry of Education. They are private institutions that offer vocational, technical, technological or professional education and training at post-basic and tertiary levels, to equip secondary leavers and working adults with vocational skills and knowledge to meet the increasing demand for technical manpower by the various sectors of the nation’s economy.
Nigeria’s ability to realize her vision of becoming one of the twenty largest economies in the world by the year 2030 is highly dependent on her capacity to transform her youth population to become highly skilled and competent, with the capacity to address industry needs
Sequel to the resource inspection by the National Board for Technical Education, and the Federal ministry of education, from 7th to 9th November 2012, the institute was granted accreditation on the 27th of March 2013, with Ref. NO. TEB/FRO/VEI/IEI/163/VOL.1/026 on the following programmes.
(i) NID – Computer Hardware Engineering Technology
(ii) NID – Telecommunications Technology
(iii) NVC – Computer Studies
On the 2nd of July 2014, a sequel to another resource inspection carried out by NBTE between 25th and 26th September, 2013, accreditation was granted for NID – Computer Software Engineering Technology in a letter with Ref No. TEB/PRO/VEIs/IEIs/163/VOL.1/54
The IEIs and VEIs are expected to be a credible alternative form of tertiary education that will cater for the interest of these target groups:
School leavers who wish to acquire demonstrable skills to secure employment and generate employment.
Persons seeking for career paths that do not need university degrees
Persons who have not studied for some time but desire to do so
Persons too occupied for full-time study but want to enhance their skills through part-time.
Persons wishing to be self-employed
University graduates seeking employable skills