BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY—THE National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, Tuesday, 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 for examination malpractices.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of the Board, Dr Olatunde Aworanti called on the National and state assemblies to pass laws that would ensure the implementation of modern and well equipped technical colleges in all the local government areas in the country, with a view to boost technical education.
A breakdown of the results, showed 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 five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics. Candidates enrolled in 36 trades, five trade related subjects and eight General Education subjects. The examination has the highest entry in Book Keeping with a total of 78,897.”
Dr Aworanti, who commended the Federal Government’s effort to strengthen technical education in the country, however, noted that the noble goal of technological advancement and sustainable development largely depended on the attention given to technical and vocational education by stakeholders.
In order to elevate the nation in technological advancement, he said “more collaborative partnership between public and private sectors should be employed in funding technical and vocational education.”