Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, Registrar, National Business and Technical Examinations Board, (NABTEB), while releasing the 2021 May/June NBC/NTC results disclosed that 58,307 of the 79,915 candidates that sat for the examinations scored five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language.
Prof. Isiugo-Abanihe, who released the results at a press briefing at the NABTEB headquarters in Benin city, said the 79,915 represents 95.07 percent of the total candidates that sat for the examination.
According to her, 58,307 candidates, representing 72.96 percent, obtained five credits and above including Mathematics and English Language while 74,069 candidates obtained five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics, representing 92.68 percent of the candidates who sat for the same exams.
NABTEB Registrar who vowed that the board would continue to apply strategies to ensure that malpractice is drastically reduced in its examination also said that analysis of the enrollment for the 2021 NBC/NTC examinations showed that candidates enrolled for 16 engineering trades, seven construction trades, nine miscellaneous trades, four business trades and 21 general education subjects.
She also disclosed that out of the 29,997 candidates that sat for the examinations in various trades, 17,775 (59.26per cent) were certified as craftsmen which are statistically about the same as that of the 2020 in-school certificate examinations where out of the 30,328 candidates that sat for the examinations in various trades, 17,036 (56.17per cent) were certified as craftsmen.
Prof. Isiugo-Abanihe further noted, “comparatively, this year’s performance is higher than the 2020 in-school examination results where 36,202 candidates or 62.99per cent obtained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics and 48,597 or 84.55per cent of all candidates that sat for the examinations obtained five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics.
“The federal government recognized the importance of Technical and Vocational Training (TVET), along with technology science and Mathematics as tools for national technological development in the change agenda of the present administration, noting:
“In the same vein, the importance of TVET-oriented certificates awarded by NABTEB, especially the Ordinary Level NBC/NTC and Advanced Level ANBC/ANTC certificates, which are for wealth creation, self-employment and prerequisite qualifications for further education cannot be overemphasized”.
The registrar however used the opportunity to inform the general public that NABTEB has commenced registration of candidates for the 2021November/December NBC/NTC and ANBC/ANTC examinations.
“This series of the certificate examination are for private candidates while prospective candidates are advises to approach any NABTEB offices in any State or Zonal Office to obtain guidelines for registration, she added.