By Aondowase Agabi
The Muhammadu Buhari Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, Katsina (MBMIST) has been granted full accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to offer National Diploma programmes in Meteorology and Climate Change Science.
This accreditation is contained in a letter signed by Mr Sama’ila Tanko, the Director, Monotechnic Programme Department on behalf of the Executive Secretary of (NBTE) Prof. Idris M. Baguje.
” With reference to the accreditation visitation carried out by the Board to your institution from 10th to 13th May, 2023, I am directed to inform you that the National Board For Technical Education has granted accreditation to the underlisted programmes with effect from 19th May, 2023,” the letter reads.
The accreditation, which is for ND Meteorology and ND Climate Change Science is for two streams of 40 students per programme and is due for another visitation by 2028 upon invitation of the Board by the institute.
The MBMIST was founded in 2019 under the leadership of Senator Hadi Sirika , the former Minister of Aviation. It commenced academic activities in the 2020/2021 academic session with in-kind donation of a campus by the Katsina state government through the former executive governor Rt Honourable Aminu Bello Masari and was officially commissioned by Muhammadu Buhari, the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The MBMIST which has as it’s motto, Safety, Innovation and Excellence, prides itself as the premier technological tertiary institution for studying Meteorological and Climate Science related programmes, has all the resources for teaching, learning infrastructures, academic curriculum and operations designed to meet with the standards of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and International Standards Organization (ISO).
The purpose of the institute is to transform students’ knowledge of weather and climate change science into a love of the subject.