In a bid to empower Higher National Diploma (HND) holders and provide them with a streamlined path to higher education, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has introduced an innovative online top-up program.
This program allows HND holders to convert their certification to a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc), all through a convenient one-year online top-up program, in collaboration with accredited foreign universities.
According to Mrs. Fatima Abubakar, the Head of Media Unit at NBTE, this initiative not only offers a platform for HND holders to upgrade their qualifications but also facilitates their progression to higher academic degrees.
This forward-thinking approach aligns with the NBTE’s commitment to enhancing technical and vocational education, thereby promoting career growth and professional development.
For those seeking to embark on this educational journey, here is a concise guide on how to seamlessly convert your HND certificate to a BSc degree through the NBTE’s one-year program:
Eligibility: To participate in this program, ensure you possess a valid HND certificate from a recognized and approved polytechnic or monotechnic institution.
Admission Portal: Visit the admission portal here and log in if you have already created an account.
Personal Details: Provide accurate details about your existing HND qualifications.
Application Submission: Once you’ve created your account and entered your information, proceed to submit a new application.
Course Selection: Choose a course of study that aligns with the technical and vocational fields covered by the NBTE.
University and Fees: Select an accredited foreign university where you wish to pursue your top-up program. Review the program fees and details on the university’s institutional profile page.
Application Status: After submitting your application form, you can track the progress under the ‘my applications’ tab. To initiate the admission processing, submit the application form fee of USD 100.
Payment Receipt: Download your application form fee payment receipt from the payments tab for your records.
Admission Confirmation: Once your chosen university approves your admission, you can access your admission letter by navigating to the ‘my application’ section.
This commendable initiative by the NBTE opens doors for HND holders to elevate their qualifications conveniently and efficiently. By blending the convenience of online learning with the prestige of an accredited foreign university, this program presents a transformative opportunity for career advancement and personal growth.
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Aspiring candidates are encouraged to seize this chance to enhance their educational journey and unlock new horizons in their professional lives.
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