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NABTEM: The rise and fall of students in Nov/Dec 2016 exam results

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By Gabriel Enogholase

BENIN—NATIONAL Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, has released results of the November/December 2016 National Business Certificate and National Technical Certificate, NBC/NTC and Advanced National Business Certificate and Advanced National Technical Certificate, ANBC/ANTC, examinations.

The examinatiosn were held nationwide between November 7 and December 9, 2016 in 1,803 centres.

Registrar of NABTEB, Prof. Ifeoma Isuigo-Abanihe, disclosed to journalists in Benin, Edo State, yesterday, that  21,476 candidates, representing 47.48 per cent, had five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics, while  33,365 made five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics.

She listed the trades candidates registered for as engineering, construction, miscellaneous, business and general education.

On the performance of the candidates, Prof. Isuigo-Abanihe, said 21,476 candidates, representing 47.48 per cent, scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics, while 33,365 made five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics.

She disclosed that 1,394 (3.08 per cent) of the 45,230, that sat for the examinations in 2016 were involved in examination malpractices, adding that the modalities put in place by NABTEB to curtail malpractices were working.

She noted that NABTEB certificates confer on holders multiple benefits as they are meant to obtain admission to tertiary institutions and an easy tool to gain meaningful employment.

She called on the federal and state governments to establish skills acquisition programmes to collaborate with NABTEB among other recommendations.

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