BENINâ€”NATIONAL Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) yesterday in Benin announced the release of the results of its May/June 2009 National Business Certificate (NBC)/ National Technical Certificate (NTC) examinations.
According to the Registrar/Chief Executive of NABTEB, Professor David Awanbor, who announced the release of the results, a total of 48,042 candidates enrolled in the examinations and out of 46,092 candidates who sat for English Language, 24,915 representing 55 percent, passed at credit level.
He also disclosed that some of the candidates enrolled in several core trade subjects, four trade related subjects and eight General Education subjects.
The NABTEB Chief Executive disclosed that of 46,094 candidates who sat for Mathematics, 24,549 candidates passed at credit level and above, just as he lamented that candidatesâ€™ performance was low in Literature in English and Chemistry subjects in which they recorded failure rates of 59 percent and 41 percent respectively.
He said that in line with the Boardâ€™s relentless fight against examination malpractice, the results of 3,883 candidates representing 8.08 percent of the total enrolment were withheld because of the candidatesâ€™ suspected involvement in examination malpractice and other irregularities.
Disclosing that some states, which names he did not name recorded several cases of examination malpractice, the NABTEB boss singled out Jigawa, Nasarawa, Ogun, Plateau and Yobe as states where no cases of examination malpractices were recorded.
TOÂ arrest the poor attitude of Nigerians towards Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) and promote TVE for sustainable national development he canvassed the establishment ofÂ at least three Science and Technical Colleges in all the states of the Federation by the federal government.
He called on stakeholders to be involved in funding of TVE through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, and further suggested that recruitment, training and retention of qualified TVE personnel should be given priority attention.
Awanbor also urged state governments to establish Technical Colleges in each of the local government areas in their states.