The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has officially granted full accreditation to the Muhammadu Buhari Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, Katsina (MBMIST) to offer national diploma programmes in meteorology and climate change science.
In a letter signed by the director of the mono-technic programme department, Mr. Sama’ila Tanko, on behalf of NBTE’s executive secretary, Prof. Idris Baguje, it was stated, “Based on the accreditation visitation conducted by the board to your institution from 10th to 13th May 2023, we are pleased to inform you that the National Board for Technical Education has granted accreditation to the following programmes effective from 19th May 2023.”
The accreditation covers the national diploma in meteorology and the national diploma in climate change science programmes, each with a capacity of 40 students per programme. The institute is scheduled for another visitation by the board in 2028, upon invitation from MBMIST.
Established in 2019 under the leadership of Sen. Hadi Sirika, the former Minister of Aviation, MBMIST began its academic operations in the 2020/2021 academic session. The Katsina state government generously donated a campus, and it was officially inaugurated by the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, in recognition of the institute’s vision.
MBMIST, whose motto is “Safety, Innovation and Excellence,” proudly positions itself as the leading technological tertiary institution for meteorological and climate Science programmes. The institute possesses all the necessary resources, including teaching and learning infrastructure, academic curriculum and operations, designed to meet the standards set by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO).
The institute’s primary objective is to ignite students’ passion for weather and climate change science by imparting comprehensive knowledge in the field.