Centre for Technical Vocational Education Training and Research (CETVETAR), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria is a Centre approved by the University of Nigeria Senate. The idea of establishing the Centre originate from Prof. Benjamin A. Ogwo who was a member of the University research committee under Prof. Osita Nebo as the Vice-Chancellor.

The Centre started with two Departments name Vocational Teacher Education and Fine and Applied Arts, which were established in 1963 and 1961 respectively. Later in 2015, the Department of Vocational Teacher Education became a Faculty with five Departments. Thus the Centre is made of Six Departments namely;

  1. Department of Agricultural Education
  2. Department of Business Education
  • Department of Computer Education
  1. Department of Home Economics Education
  2. Department of Industrial Technical Education
  3. Department of Fine and Applied Arts


CETVETAR is a World Bank assisted Centre of Excellence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and also a UNESCO – UNEVOC Centre in Nigeria. It has also benefited from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the African Development Bank (ADB) TVET facility improvement scheme in Nigeria.


Restore human dignity through skills empowerment and positioning technical vocational education and training (TVET) in Africa for sustainable development in a globalized world.


Provide world class TVET leadership in Africa by research and development(R&D) into knowledge sharing innovative/best practices, systems development, quality assurance, net working, life-long training  and human capital re-engineering


CETVETAR Objectives are to:

  • Conduct training /retraining programmes in different areas of TVET for youths, retirees, women and disadvantagedgroups for skill empowerment and poverty reduction.
  • Provide consultancy services to local, national and international agencies on best practices in informal, non-formal and formal TVET.
  • Carryout advocacy/sensitization programmes on different issues and providing policy direction on life-long TVET.
  • Develop customized and individualized programmes for small/medium scale enterprises for optimal performance, quality assurance and global focus.
  • Networking and disseminating information on TVET to policy makers, teacher educators, academics, private and public sectors practitioners.
  • Collaboration with other agencies, centres and organization with similar objectives on human capital development entrepreneurship, poverty reduction and skill empowerment.