Nigeria - Skills Training and Vocational Education Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Jul 2005
Signature Date 22 May 2006
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 24,342,552.66
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Nigeria Skills Training and Vocational Education (STVE) Project assists the Federal Government of Nigeria to restructure its present supply driven vocational and technical education (VTE) system into a demand-driven system that responds to the country’s growing private sector. The project is a direct response to address the mismatch in training, labour market requirements and employer involvement in VTE. It is the first Bank Group operation in the sector in Nigeria. The project will upgrade 5 Federal Science and Technical Colleges, 2 Teacher Training (Technical) Institutes, 2 nomadic non-formal vocational training centres, and 1 Women’s vocational training centre to improve their effectiveness and efficiency. These institutions will serve as demonstration centres to promote nationwide education reforms in the VTE sub-sector. The project comprises four components: (i) improving access to skills training and vocational education; (ii) enhancing quality and efficiency of skills training and vocational education; (iii) strengthening public-private partnership; and (iv) project management. The project will be implemented in 5 years, from January 2006 to December 2010. Its total cost is estimated at UA 33.71 million.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the proposed project is to contribute to poverty reduction through human resources development. The objective of the project is to improve access to quality VTE in formal and non-formal training institutions in Nigeria. Attainment of this objective will contribute to the enhancement of employment-oriented skills training for Nigerian youth and women to access employment and income generating opportunities.


The project will benefit young girls and boys between the ages of 15 and 25 in 10 formal and non-formal vocational training and Technical Teacher Training centres in the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The beneficiaries will include students (boys and girls) in technical and vocational education; teachers/instructors, the five Federal Science and Technical Colleges; two teacher training institutions; pre-service teacher training students; two (2) nomadic non-formal vocational training centres (Ludduga Kachia and Kilometre 26 entres); women participants and senior staff of the National Centre for Women’s Development. The project will also benefit officials of the FME/TSD (including inspectors, assessors, principals/heads of colleges, support staff, test item writers, career counsellors and job placement officers); NCCE; NCNE, ABER; NBTE; and PTA/SMC members.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Nigeria


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-IA0-001
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name OLAOYE Bolanle Patricia

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
5.41667 7.5 Abia State
10.3333 7.75 Kaduna State
9.05735 7.48976 Abuja
7.51667 5.75 Ikare
10.6869 13.2693 Lassa
6.8561 7.3927 Nsukka
8.90012 7.57284 Orozo
5.05127 7.9335 Uyo
6.49789 3.38292 Yaba