NBTE scraps HND Computer Science from Polytechnics

The Nation Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has announced the unbundling of Higher National Diploma Computer Science programmes in Polytechnics.
This is just as schools are now to offer Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Cloud Computing, Software and Web Development and Cybersecurity and Data Protection at the HND level to replace the faced-out Computer Science program.
As a result, the HND Computer Science Programme will no longer accept new admissions starting from the 2024/25 academic session, the Board has said.
The Board also said the grace period issued is to enable concerned institutions to graduate students who were admitted under the old curricula.
The announcement was made in a letter signed by the Board’s Executive Secretary, Idris Bugaje, on Monday.

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