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The Nigerian Communications Commission is the regulator of telecommunications services in Nigeria. In its commitment to continually engage stakeholders at all levels, the Study Tour programme is designed to enhance students’ learning by providing the opportunities for students to participate in non-curriculum activities outside the normal school routine. This involves travel for activities including NCC Museum Visit, NCC Server Room Visit, and listening to Presentations from relevant departments.

Purpose of the Study Tour Visits

The objective of this activity is to increase awareness of participant to NCC activities as it applies to the area of study of the participants. The visits are expected to meet educational or learning objectives of the participants as communicated during application process. It is also intended to broaden students’ horizons through interaction with members of staff of the Commission and to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the telecommunications industry. The programme is also intended to give students an opportunity to relate their classroom learning to the real world situations.

The visits are expected to meet educational or learning objectives of the participants. Such objectives (e.g. about the telecommunications industry and its regulation) will be confirmed by the participants.

Benefit

The full implementation of the Educational Visit Policy will allow for seamless conduct of the programme by ensuring that the application process, the visit and post-visit support is provided timely and without undue burden to NCC or the Participating institutions.

Principles

Participants are expected to be of good conduct throughout the Visit noting that the NCC building is a work environment. The following qualities are expected of participants:

  • Orderliness
  • Adherence to instructions
  • Respect for security procedure

Eligibility

The following institutions are eligible to apply to visit the Commission:

  •  Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Universities
  • Polytechnics
  • Colleges of Education

Duration

One Day

Visiting Days

The visiting day is the last Thursday of every month excluding public holidays. The composition of  schools and participants allowed per visit are as follows:

  • Three (3) Schools comprising of Twenty (20) Students each
  • Three (3) Lecturers/Teachers per school

This is designed to foster a networking opportunity amongst participating institutions. Where other institutions are unavailable to make up the allotted composition, sixty (60) or less students may be considered to visit from the applying institution.

Sponsorship

NCC provides the resource persons during the study tour or benchmarking program but does not provide travel expenses or any other expenses for participants. However, NCC often provides non-obligatory light refreshment for the visitors during the course of the visit.

Application Process

Application can be made online via the NCC website: www.ncc.gov.ng. Any eligible educational body can fill  an online application form ( pdf Peering/Study Tours Application Form (114.57 kB) ) and submit the form via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upon receipt of application, the Commission will send an acknowledgement via email. Applicants are also expected to read the policy document online and return an electronic copy of the policy compliance form to the Commission.

Approval Process

All study Tour Visits must be approved by the management of NCC.

Cancellation of Study Tour

Where a visit is to be cancelled, the visiting institution must do so at least 48hrs before the visit via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Where this policy is flaunted, the institution will not be allowed to visit NCC for 3years. NCC retains the right to cancel any study tour visit at its discretion.

Responsiblities

The Policy and Process Review Unit of the Corporate Planning and Strategy Department is responsible for the administration of the Study Tour Programme as well as updating this policy document when the need arises. Any concern regarding this document should be addressed to:

The Director,
Corporate Planning and Strategy Department,
Nigerian Communications Commission,
Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Maitama,
Abuja
09 -4617000 Ext. 7631, 7396, 7368

Sunday December 11, 2016

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