The Monotechnic meaning and definition are mostly implied in the Nigerian education system.
However, Monotechnic is a type of educational institution which you can only find in Nigeria.
This set of educational institutions is mostly known for specific technical education in the country.
For instance. there is a Monotechnic for a specific programme in Nigerian education.
Some Monotechnic is created for Health Science related courses, Agriculture and related technical field of study.
What is Monotechnic?
A Monotechnic is an educational institution where a single specific technical subject is taught.
Monotechnic is not a worldwide know word and cannot be found in a dictionary.
Nevertheless, you can only find this word to be used in Nigerian education most especially from NBTE.
How many Monotechnic are there in Nigeria?
There are 47 accredited Monotechnic in Nigerian right now.
Most of those Monotechnic are Federal while others are State and privately owned.
However, there are more other Monotechnic in Nigeria but some of those Monotechnic are not accredited by NBTE.
List of Monotechnics in Nigeria Approved by NBTE.
As I have mentioned before, there are 47 accredited Monotechnic in Nigeria.
However, 26 of those Montechnic are Federal owned Monotechic, 6 are State monotechnic and 15 are private Monotechic.
Here is the full list of Federal, State, and Private Monotechnic in Nigeria.
|1.||Adamawa State College of Agriculture, P. M. B. 1010, Mubi Adamawa State.||1992||State|
|2.||Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture,P. M. B. 181,Yandev Gboko, Benue State||1926||State|
|3.||Audu Bako College of Agriculture,P. M. B. 3159, Danbata kano, Kano State||2002||State|
|4.||Mohammet Lawan College of Agriculture,P. M .B. 1427 Maiduguri Borno State||1977||State|
|5.||College of Agriculture DAC – ABU,P. M. B. 205, Kabba, Kogi State.||1964||Federal|
|6.||College of Agriculture and Animal Science P.M.B. 2134, Mando road. Kaduna State.||1959||Federal|
|7.||College of Agriculture P.M.B. 1018 Zuru, Kebbi State||1976||State|
|8.||College of Agriculture Jalingo P.M.B. 1025 Jalingo – Taraba State||1979||State|
|9.||College of Agriculture P.M.B. 033 Lafia Nasarawa State.||1996||State|
|10.||Edo State College of Agriculture, P.M.B. 1471, Iguoriakhi, Edo State.||1992||State|
|11.||Federal College of Fisheries & Marine Technology P.M.B. 80063 V/I Lagos.||1969||Federal|
|12.||Federal College of Animal Health & Production Technology, P.M.B 1. Vom||1941||Federal|
|13.||Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries Technology, P.M.B. 1500, New Bussa, Niger State.||1978||Federal|
|14.||Federal College of Agriculture P.M.B. 7008, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State.||1955||Federal|
|15.||Federal College of Agriculture Akure, Ondo State.||1957||Federal|
|16.||Federal College of Agriculture P.M.B. 5029 Moor Plantation, Ibadan Oyo state.||1921||Federal|
|17.||Federal College of Animal Health & Production Technology P.M.B. 5029, Ibadan Oyo.||1964||Federal|
|18.||Federal College of Forestry P.M.B 2019 Jos, Plateau State.||1958||Federal|
|19.||Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, P.M.B. 2273 Afaka, Kaduna.||1976||Federal|
|20.||Federal College of Forestry P.M.B. 5054 Jericho Hill, Ibadan||1939||Federal|
|21.||Federal College of Land Resources Technology, P.M.B. 2035, Kuru, Jos Plateau State.||1987||Federal|
|22.||Federal College of Land Resources Technology P.M.B. 1518, Owerri, Imo State.||1981||Federal|
|23.||Federal College of Wildlife management. P.M.B. 268, New Bussa Niger State.||1978||Federal|
|24.||Michael Okpara College of Agriculture P.M.B. 1472, Umuagwo-Ohaji Owerri, Imo State.||1978||State|
|25.||Niger State College of Agriculture P.M.B. 109, Mokwa, Niger State.||1979||State|
|26.||Samaru College of Agriculture DAC ABU, Zaria, Kaduna State.||1921||Federal|
|1.||Federal School of Dental Technology & Therapy P.M.B. 01473 Enugu, Enugu State.||1982||Federal|
|2.||Institute of Public Health College of Health Sciences (OAU) Ife.||1980||Federal|
|3.||Nigeria Army Medical Corps & Schools, Ojo||1974||Federal|
|4.||NKST College of Health Technology, Mkar, Gboko, Benue State.||1960||Private|
|5.||School of Health Information Management (AKTH) Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital, Kano.||2002||Federal|
|6.||Shehu Idris College of Health Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna State.||1998||State|
Technical and Others
|1.||320 Technical Training Group Nigerian Airforce. P.M.B. 2104, Kaduna.||1977||Federal|
|2.||Abuja School of Acct and Computer StudiesP. O. Box 6322 Garki, Bwari, Abuja.||1995/1999♦||Private|
|3.||Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology, P.M.B. 1034, Samaru Zaria, Kaduna State||1964||Federal|
|4.||Federal Cooperative College Abuja Road.P.M.B. 2425, Kaduna||1976||Federal|
|5.||Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan. Oyo State.||1943||Federal|
|6.||Federal Cooperative College Oji – River, Enugu State.||1976||Federal|
|7.||Federal School of Surveying, Ogbomosho Road, P.M.B. 1024, Oyo State.||1908||Federal|
|8||Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, P.M.B. 1089, Oron – Akwa Ibom State||1988||Federal|
|9.||Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration, Apapa PMB1066, Lagos, Lagos State||1978||Federal|
|10.||Nigerian Army Sch. of Military EngineeringMakurdi, P.M.B. 102272, Benue State||1960||Federal|
|11.||Nigeria Army Sch. of Signals, Apapa Lagos||1948||Federal|
|12.||Nigerian Inst. of Journalism, Ikeja, Lagos.||1971/2003♦||Private|
|13.||Nigerian Navy College of EngineeringSapele, Naval Base, New Port, P.M.B. 4002, Ogborode, Delta State.||1982||Federal|
|14.||Petroleum Training Institute P.M.B. 20, Efurum Delta State.||1972||Federal|
|15.||Wavecrest College of Catering and Hospitality Management, Lagos.||1973/1999♦||Private|
What is the difference between Monotechnic and Polytechnic?
The difference between Monotechnics and Polytechnics is that Monotechnic is a higher education technical college.
They provide learning to students in a specific technical subject and thus are very specialized institutions.
While Polytechnics is a multiple discipline technical college that provides higher technical education and training.
For instance, The Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan Oyo state is a Monotechnic.
This institution was accredited to operate as a single disciplinary course which is agriculture.
If an institution was accredited for a single course then it is a Monotechnic.
But if an educational institution was accredited for multiple technical courses like Agricultural Technology, mass communication, and so on.
Then this such institution is categorized into the Polytechnics in Nigeria.
More of these Monotechnic as move ahead to create more courses than the accredited ones.
This has brought more conflict to the Nigerian educational system.
If you happen to find yourself in a Monotechnic, You are prompt to find out the course the institution was accredited for student enrollment.
If an institution undertakes unaccredited courses and you happen to enroll in any.
You will face problems in the future which means that your certificate will not be honored by employers.
Monotechnic is mostly known in the Nigerian Educational system.
If you find yourself studying outside the country or wish to, it is advisable not to look after a Monotechnic because you will not find one.
Perhaps, there are polytechnics operating in the other part of the world other than Nigeria.
The Nigerian Polytechnic and Monotechnic are actually not the same.
So, try as much as possible to distinguish between Polytechnic and Monotechnic when you embark on an academic journey.
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