Curriculum development procedures

The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) through the Act of Parliament, Cap., 129 is mandated to ensure among other things technical education and training offered by non-university tertiary education institutions is of requisite standards. Section 11 of the Act of empowers the Council to approve curricula and ensure that no curriculum is validated until it meets the standards set by the Council. NACTE only validates curricula that are Competency Based and are called Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) curricula. CBET curricula developed (by whoever wishes to establish a programme) and validated by NACTE are aimed at addressing the needs of the society by graduating people who are skilled, competent and knowledgeable to meet the demands of the country’s social and economic development. CBET curricula are also ensured that they address demands of the labour market