NBTE Withdraws ABIAPOLY Accreditation Over 30-month Salary Arrears


The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has taken the decision to revoke the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic Aba (ABIAPOLY) due to its failure to remunerate its workforce for thirty months, despite repeated warnings from the Board.

The announcement was made by Fatima Abubakar, the head of NBTE’s Media Department in Kaduna State.

The NBTE clarified that the decision stemmed from its observation that the polytechnic’s administration lacked commitment to addressing salary arrears and ensuring the consistent payment of employees’ salaries.

The Board had previously cautioned the management that regular salary payments are integral to the Board’s normative instruments for quality assurance in polytechnics and Technical Training institutions under its jurisdiction.

Despite multiple warnings and appeals, the polytechnic’s Governing Council and management failed to fulfill pledges to clear the backlog of salary arrears and ensure regular salary payments.

The Board, in an effort to address the situation, informed the Executive Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, but these efforts were unproductive.

Given the circumstances, the NBTE asserted that withdrawing the polytechnic’s accreditation status was necessary to safeguard the Board’s quality assurance mechanism.

Also, prevent students from being subjected to demoralized staff potentially resorting to unethical practices for survival.

Moreover, the Board cautioned the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) against mobilizing any graduate from Abia State Polytechnic until the salary payment issue is resolved.

The NBTE pledged to inform the NYSC once the polytechnic’s accreditation status is reinstated.

Additionally, the Board informed the Tertiary Education Trust Fund and the Industrial Training Fund about the withdrawal of the polytechnic’s accreditation to prevent these organizations’ formal transactions with the institution.

The NBTE concluded by advising polytechnic proprietors nationwide to prioritize the regular payment of employee salaries, emphasizing that failure could lead to the loss of accreditation.


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