By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY-THE National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Saturday, released the results of the 2013 May/June National Business Certificate (NBC) and National Technical Certificate (NTC) Examinations, disclosing that 5,108 candidates were sanctioned over different cases of examination malpractices.
The Registrar/ Chief Executive of the Board, Dr Olatunde Aworanti, who announced the results, called on the National and state Assemblies to legislate laws that will ensure the implementation of the establishment of modern and well equipped technical Colleges in all the Local Government Areas in the country, with a view t boost technical education.
Giving a breakdown of the results, he disclosed that a total of 106,573 candidates enrolled for the examination nationwide but 103,753 candidates sat for the examination. He added that out of the 103,753 that sat for the examination “ 28,230 representing 27.2 per cent obtained credit passes in five subjects and above including Mathematics and English language.
“Similarly, 55,115 candidates representing 53.1 per cent obtained fiev credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics. Candidates enrolled in 36 trades, 5 trade related subjects and eight General Education subjects. The examination has the highest entry in Book keeping with a total of 78,897” he stated.
Dr Aworanti, who commended the Federal Government’s effort to strengthen technical education in the country, however asserted that the noble goal of technological advancement and sustainable development largely depends on the attention given to technical and vocational education by stakeholders.
In order to elevate the nation in technological advancement, the Board recommended that “ more collaborative partnership between public and private sectors should be employed in funding technical and vocational education.
“The National Vocational Qualification framework should be implemented as approved. The Proprietors of private technical and vocational institutions should endeavour to improve on their workshop facilities by furnishing their colleges with latest technologies” he stated.