The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), has released results of the May/June 2013 National Business Certificate (NBC) and National Technical Certificate (NTC) Examinations, with 5,108 candidates sanctioned for examination malpractices.

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 of the country so as to boost technical education.

Dr Aworanti disclosed that a total of 106,573 candidates enrolled for the examination nationwide but 103,753 candidates sat for the examination, adding that out of the 103,753, 28,230 candidates, 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,” he stated.

The NABTEB Registrar commended the Federal Government’s effort to strengthen technical education in the country, asserting 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, he said 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,” Dr Aworanti said.

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