The Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) in Benin, Edo State, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, has announced the release of the results of 2022 in-school May/June National Business Certificate/National Technical Certificate (NBC/NTC) examinations.
FEDPOLYGIST gathered that she disclosed that 58,659 of the 84,147 candidates scored five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language, representing 69.60 percent.
Isiugo-Abanihe also revealed that 75,221 candidates obtained five credits and above, with or without English Language and Mathematics, representing 89.39 percent.
She noted that the performance was slightly lower than that of 2021 performance with 300 candidates found to be involved in examination malpractice in the May/June 2022 examinations.
The registrar/chief executive, who was represented by NABTEB’s Director, Examinations Administration, Obinna Opara, disclosed that 84,147 candidates registered for the examinations, but 83,504 of them sat for them in 1,696 centres across Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire.
She stated that emphasis must henceforth be placed on the acquisition of employable skills that were relevant to the 21st century needs of the industry, stressing that traditional learning had fallen short of equipping students with the knowledge needed to thrive in today’s innovation-driven economy.
Isiugo-Abanihe called for the revamping of all federal and technical colleges, in terms of provision of materials and human resources.
The registrar/chief executive urged the Federal Government to strengthen the link between technical/vocational education and the labour market, which, according to her, should be reflected in the nation’s national development strategies and education sector plans, with a substantial budget for TVET.