Parliament has just passed the Education Regulatory Agencies Bill into Law. The Law elevates the Council for Technical and Vocational Education & Training (COTVET) into a National Commission for TVET, which grants COTVET full Regulatory, Policy Formulation and Coordinating Status over Formal and Informal Sector TVET from proficiency to tertiary level.
According to Parliamentary business, the new law repeals the NVTI Law which impeded the full operationalization of the existing COTVET law of 2006 due to duplicity of roles, and the NABTEX Law.
Per the New Law, NVTI is only a Training Provider while COTVET is the SOLE regulator of TVET training, standards, assessments, certification, accreditation, curriculum, at levels within the education system.
Among others, the TVET Commission is mandated to ensure a uniform certification regime and superintend over the full operationalization of the National TVET Qualification Framework.
Educationists have admonished all to support government in making this law work in an attempt to resolve the current amorphous TVET regime.
It is prudent to support progressive laws that show potency in resolving existing challenges.
Source: Africa Education watch.