Benin City – The National Business and Technical Examinations Board,(NABTEB), yesterday released the May/June 2017 examinations results for the award of National Business Certificate (NBC), and National Technical Education (NTC).
The results was announced in a press briefing by The Registrar/Chief Executive, NABTEB, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, at the Board’s Headquarters in Benin city.
Analysis of the results reveals that, 33,712 candidates, representing 58.75 percent of candidates in the NBC/NTC Examinations, scored five credits and above including English language and mathematics whereas 47,360 candidates, representing 82.53 percent scored five credits and above with or without English language and mathematics.
The results, contained in a speech read by the NABTEB Registrar/Chief Executive, states that, this years results represents an improve performance trend compared to that of May/June 2016.
Prof. Isiugo-Abanihe added, “Let me draw the attention of concerned stakeholders in education that the recorded enrollment figure of 58,448 for this year’s May/June 2017 NTC/NBC examination is still far below expectation considering the nation’s quest for rapid technological development and the significance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and NABTEB certificates in Nigeria”.
She noted that, the modalities put in place by the board to checkmate examination malpractices are yielding positive results.
“This year, 1,905 candidates, representing 3.26 percent of the total number that sat for the certificate examinations were involved in examination malpractice”. She said.
The NABTEB chief however in her recommendations, urged both Federal and State Governments to establish more modern and well-equipped Technical Colleges in all local government areas in the country as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.