I am pleased to announce to all lecturers and students at all Polytechnics and Technical and Vocational Education Institutions in Nigeria and the public in general that the Instructional materials (e-Books) for 13 disciplines are now available both online and on CDs. The Instructional Materials are for programmes at ND level covering Electrical/Electronic Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Building Technology, Quantity Surveying, Computer Technology, Science Laboratory Technology, Business Administration, Accountancy, Office Technology Management, Statistics, Leisure and Tourism Management Technology, and Hospitality Management.

The instructional materials, for theory and practical, are the result of efforts by our Polytechnic lecturers who worked diligently during 2008 to produce them, and were finalized at major workshops organized by NBTE in collaboration with UNESCO under the UNESCO-Nigeria TVET Project-Phase II. The Instructional Materials are based on the updated curricula which are competency-based with emphasis on Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Entrepreneurship and hands-on practical content. I gratefully acknowledged the numerous contributions of all those involved, especially UNESCO consultants, in the development of these Materials and E-books.

This is no doubt a major achievement in our determination to update and improve the content and quality of all our TVE programmes. It is also another major landmark of the second phase of the UNESCO-Nigeria TVE project.

The CDs have already been distributed to all concerned Polytechnics and Departments to be handed to the lecturers and students. Please ask for your copy from your Head of Department or download from the project website ( I hope that you can send us your feedback so that we can improve on the content and quality in future versions.

It is my sincere hope that the materials would provide the needed guidance and environment for the effective delivery of the subjects concerned.


The National Project Coordinator
UNESCO-Nigeria TVE Revitalisation Project