The Curriculum and Examinations Department in LASTVEB provides instructional leadership and support to the Five Technical Colleges in areas such as school improvement planning, leadership, professional development, data-driven decision making, and Common Core and Teacher Effectiveness education.
Curriculum & Examination is the major hub that controls the setting, moderation, and supervision of examinations in all the five Technical Colleges. The Directorate of Curriculum and Examination (DC&E) provides high-quality curricula and instructional materials for the Technical Colleges through series of meeting with the Curriculum Expert within and outside the school.
The office focuses on the delivery of a relevant, responsive, and effective basic education curriculum around which all other strands academic learning are based. C& E ensures that the Technical Colleges teachers impact the students the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that will make them to be accepted into the industries where they are prepared to work.
The DC&E Team makes concerted efforts to also ensure that students receive the most effective and relevant curriculum for the practice in their various trade areas.
Functions of DC &E Team
The functions of DC&E Team are as follows:
- overall design, management, and evaluation of a coherent and coordinated curriculum
- provide an oversight of all new Courses and Programmes to ensure that academic standards are maintained
- recommend graduation requirements for the Technical College students
- Ensure that the five Technical Colleges comply with the standards set forth by the Board and Lagos State Ministry of Education
- provide a forum for innovation in teaching and learning
- review programs and courses in a systematic manner on a regular basis to ensure that they are kept current and relevant
- Review and approve standard textbook for teachers and students
- Articulate the students’/teachers’ requests and recommendations on curricular matters to the Board Management for prompt decision making
- Register the Final year Tech III students in all the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges for NABTEB May/June Examination.
- Organise and Conduct Entrance Examination for admission of new intakes into the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Organise Graduation Ceremony for all the graduands of the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Develop Unified Scheme of Work for all Trades in all the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Organise and coordinate Inter-Collegiate Football Competition among the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Organise and Conduct the Federal Craft Training Certificate Examination for the final year Tech III students in all the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Conduct the Screening Test Examination for final year Tech III students in all the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Inter-Collegiate Quiz Competition among the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Conduct the Terminal Examinations in all the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
- Organize Sensitization/Advocacy Programme for Junior and Secondary Schools in Lagos State on the importance of Technical and Vocational Education.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GAINING ADMISSION INTO THE FIVE (5) STATE GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL COLLEGES
The Prospective Candidates seeking admission into the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges must possess any of the following qualifications:
- A minimum of Junior Secondary School Certificate passed (JSSC) or equivalent S.75.
- Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or General Certificate Examination (GCE O/L).
- Teacher’s Certificate Grade II (TCII)
- Candidates with higher qualifications but who have an interest in technical education may also apply.
THE PROCEDURES FOR GAINING ADMISSION INTO THE STATE GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL COLLEGES
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) whose Headquarters is located at Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria always sells the Application Forms to the Prospective Candidates seeking admission into the Lagos State Government Technical Colleges through the Lagos State Technical And Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) between January and April of every year, after which the Prospective Candidates will sit for the National Common Entrance Examination in the month of May.
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) usually gives admission to a limited number of candidates yearly in all the Trades/Courses offered by the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges.
Consequently, the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board complements the efforts of The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) through the provision of the Supplementary Examination Application Forms for Prospective Candidates’ by the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB).
(i.) The prospective candidate must obtain an Application Form from any of the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges which he/she chooses/intends to attend. The colleges’ names and addresses are stated below:
- Government Technical College Ado-soba, Abule-Ado B/Stop, Off Badagry Expressway, Festac, Lagos.
- Government Technical College Agidingbi, Lateef Jakande Road, Opposite Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
- Government Technical College Odomola – Epe, Poko Road, Odomola, Epe.
- Government Technical College Ikorodu, 28 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oke Ota-Ona, Ikorodu.
- Government Technical College Ikotun, Igando/Ikotun Road, Opposite Lagos State Fire Service Station, Ikotun.
(ii) The Application Form must be properly filled and signed by the Prospective Candidate’s Principal of his/her former Secondary School.
(iii) The already filled Application Form must be submitted to the Principal of the State Government Technical College of his/her choice that offers the Trade/Course which he/she intends to undertake/study.
(iv) The prospective candidate must sit for the Common Entrance Examination on the day/date scheduled for it on the Application Form in the following four(4) Subjects namely:
(i) English Language
(iii) Basic Science
(iv) Introductory Technology
(v) The result of the Common Entrance Examination is usually released within a week.
(vi) The Prospective Candidates are also expected to attend an Oral Interview on a specified day/time scheduled for it by the Lagos State Technical And Vocational Education Board.
(vii) The Approved Lists of the newly admitted candidates based on merit shall be released early in August by the Lagos State Technical And Vocational Education Board so as to allow new intakes resume early September of every year.
(viii) All the successful candidates will be given their Provisional Admission Letters immediately duly signed by the Principals of their respective Technical Colleges of choice with which to commence their registration/documentation.
(ix) The newly admitted students are anticipated to complete their registration/documentation between September and October of every year.
THE DURATION OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
The prospective candidates are expected to spend Three (3) years for any Course/Trade that he/she chooses in any of the State Government Technical Colleges.
The students in the five (5) State Government Technical Colleges always sit for both Internal and External Examinations in their various Technical Colleges.
Internal Examinations– These are the examinations that are Unified in nature and conducted for them by the Lagos State Technical And Vocational Education Board through their various Technical Colleges periodically/termly. They are as follows:
(1) Promotion Examination: Tech. I, II and III Students of the State Government Technical Colleges always sit for the Second (2nd) and Third (3rd) Term Examinations before they can be promoted to their next classes.
(ii) The Final Scores for each Terminal Examination shall be based on 40% Course Work and 60% Examination as well as 75% Class Attendance.
(iii) The Directorate of Curriculum and Examinations always moderates all the Question Papers for the State Government Technical Colleges for standardization and also issues Approved Guidelines/conditions to be used for the Students’ Promotion to their next classes.
The Tech. I and II Students are expected to obtain a minimum of 50% in English Language, Mathematics, their Trade Subjects and Trade-Related Subjects.
Also, the Tech. II Students are expected to participate in the compulsory Three (3) Month Students’ Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES) and those of them who refuse to partake in it will not be promoted to the next classes.
(2) The Federal Craft Training Certificate (FCTC) Examination
This is another Examination which our final Year Tech. III students always sit for on completion of their Three (3) year Training programmes which signifies that the trainees have passed through the formal Technical College setting after which they will be awarded the Federal Craft Training Certificates. This certificate also distinguishes the Technical College Products from others.
The final year Tech. III Students who fail not more than Three (3) subjects will be allowed to re-sit the Referred subjects within Three (3) months after the release of the result. The highest Grade to be awarded to any re-sit subject is Grade C.
(3) External Examinations: These are the Examinations that are conducted by the External Bodies. These include:
(i) National Technical Certificate and National Business Certificate: Our final Year Tech III students who are successful in the Unified Screening Examination usually conducted for them in January of every year by the Curriculum and Examination Department of the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board are usually registered for the National Technical Certificate (NTC) and National Business Certificate (NBC) Examinations usually conducted by The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) whose Headquarters is located at Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria. They are also expected to have 75% Attendance in each of their Subjects.
(ii) The Federal Ministry Of Labour Trade Test Grades III & II
The Federal Ministry Of Labour Trade Test Grades III & II Examination is also another Competency-Based Certificate Examination usually conducted for our final year Tech. III Students in their various Trade Areas after which they are awarded the Certificates which enables them to be gainfully employed by various Industries, Government Parastatals, Private Companies, etc. in the State before their National Technical Certificate and National Business Certificate Examination Results are released/ready.
(iii) Lagos State Trade Test Grades III & II
This is another Competency-Based Certificate Examination usually conducted for our final year Tech.III students by the Lagos State Examinations Board (LSEB) to enable them to be gainfully employed by The State Government.
Curriculum And Examinations Department (LASTVEB)
Names of Staff and Designation
- MR. GBADAMOSI ISIAKA ADEMOLA – Director
- Onifade I.O. (Miss.) – Chief Education Officer