International Vocational Education and Training Association

Eastern and Western Africa

Vice President for this Region:

Ayonmike Chinyere Shirley (Mrs.) Ph.D - Nigeria

Dr. (Mrs.) Ayonmike, Chinyere Shirley is a Lecturer in the Department of Technical and Business Education, Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria. She is the Head of Unit, Computer Science Education and Co-ordinator, Computer Science Education, Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) programme. She has special interest in Industrial Technology Education research, with over 20 research works published in both national and international reputable journals. Ayonmike C.S. has a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) in Technical Education. A member of academic/professional bodies with distinctive contributions: International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA)-USA-Liaison-Officer (2014-date), Nigeria Vocational Association (NVA)-Treasurer (2011-date), member Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association(AVETRA), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), and Association for Career Technical Education Research (ACTER). Ayonmike C.S. is happily married to Joseph and blessed with a lovely daughter Anino.


Thanks to members of IVETA for your supports, and in finding me worthy to serve as the Regional Vice President of Eastern and Western Africa Region. Below are the happenings so far:

1.     I assumed office in January 1st, 2017 as the Regional Vice President, and started by sending sensitization letters to TVET institutions and industries to encourage new members to join IVETA, which to some extent is yielding result in membership drive. As well, letter to encourage old members whose membership have elapsed to renew their membership.

2.     The letter of sensitization sent to TVET institutions and industries also have started yielding positive results; the Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board (DSTVEB) indicated interest in working with IVETA, as such meeting was scheduled to meet with the delegation of IVETA Eastern and Western Africa. The aim of the meeting was to introduce IVETA and how IVETA can help improve TVET in Delta State Nigeria. Consequently, the DSTVEB has mandated IVETA to seek for training collaboration with global TVET institutions and industries - this is ongoing.

3.     I have written to Delta State government to solicit for support for an office space with the aim of making IVETA Eastern and Western Africa Regional Office visible and accessible to members and would be members. But, I am yet to get feedback on that, discussion is ongoing.

4.     IVETA Eastern and Western Africa, has been able to link an Italian manufacturing industry; De Lorenzo Engineering Training Solutions to Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board (DSTVEB) for the purpose of improving TVET in Delta State , Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria.

5.     TVET experts are rallying round IVETA for support and are identifying areas where they can collaborate/partner with IVETA for the purpose of promoting TVET in Africa.

Mrs. Ayonmike, Chinyere Shirley Ph.D

Regional Vice President,

IVETA Eastern and Western Africa.


John Ntamuhiira Twesigye, Uganda - Past Vice President

Hon. Twesigye John Ntamuhiira, who was born on 26th July 1967, is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bunyaruguru County, Rubirizi District in the 10th Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.

Outside Politics, he is the Chairperson Board of Directors for Bunyaruguru Vocational College Rubirizi, and Johnass International College of Health Sciences. These two are Privately Owned Family Institutions that supplement government’s effort in Vocational Skills Training in Technical & Health Sciences respectively.

Until recently when he decided to join active Politics, he was the Executive Secretary (ES) of Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board, A Uganda Government Statutory Body responsible for conduct of Examinations for the Business, Technical and Vocational Professions in Uganda. While at UBTEB as ES,

He was the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the UBTEB,

Mr. Twesigye has experience of over 24 years in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). He has taught and worked at different levels in TVET Institutions. Before becoming the ES of UBTEB, he had served as a Principal of Uganda Technical Colleges of Bushenyi and Elgon for close to 10 years.

   Countries in the Region:


Burkina Faso


Cabo Verde


Cape Verde

Central Africa Republic


Congo, Republic of

Cote Divoire


Equatorial Guinea




Gambia, The



Guinea Bissau









São Tomé and Principe



South Sudan





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