FUNCTIONS

  •  Coordinate institutional and scientific research development and innovation initiatives in all sectors;
  •  Co-ordinate Science Technology and Innovation project implementation and promotion as well as facilitate technology transfer and strengthening of Intellectual Property Assets and effective knowledge translation;
  •  Coordinate higher and tertiary education, science, technology and innovation policy planning, review, formulation, and implementation to meet the transformational agenda;
  •  Develop policies and programme for human capital development through tertiary education for the country’s transformational needs;
  •  Facilitate establishment of bilateral and multilateral collaborative Researches and development programmes;
  •  Facilitate access to university education and training in all sectors;
  •  Coordinate and regulate Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) through the provision of relevant and responsive curricula, validation systems, quality assurance systems, reliable examinations, trade test, skills upgrade and apprenticeship training,
  •  Coordination and regulate Teacher Education through the provision of relevant and responsive curricula, validation systems, quality assurance systems, reliable examinations, trade tests, skills upgrade and apprenticeship training; and
  •  Monitor all Technical and Vocational Education Training Programmes including registration, accreditation, qualification assessments and operations of Independent Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions.

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