WMO-NiMet Regional Training Centre Set For ND Programmes

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) will undertake an inspection visit of the facilities at the Regional Training Centre (RTC), of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), at Oshodi-Lagos with a view to giving it accreditation for National Diploma (ND), programme.

This followed an application for accreditation of National Diploma courses offered at the Centre by NiMet.

Reacting to this, the director general and chief executive of NiMet, Professor Charles Anosike said “The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) is saddled with the responsibility of not only providing weather information, but also training manpower in the fields of Meteorology and Climate Sciences. The World Meteorological OrganisationRegional Training Centre (WMO RTC) Oshodi, Lagos established in 1957, is responsible for the Meteorological Manpower Training for NiMet. Over the years, the centre has been running and issuing only certificates courses because it has no national monitoring and accrediting body. This is not good enough”.

He further said; “To further fortify and expand the training horizon of the WMO RTC, we approached the management of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna, to express interest in running Diploma Programmes in; ND Meteorology and ND Climate Change Science. Gladly, NBTE has approved the advisory/resources inspection visit to the RTC Oshodi as a precursor to the running of the ND programmes at the RTC, Oshodi, Lagos

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