Friday, 19 August 2016
NABTEB releases May/June 2016 results, reveals pass rate...
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, ( NABTEB) has followed the steps of WAEC by releasing the 2016 election
– NABTEB said over half of the candidates passed in both Mathematics and English Language in the examination which had 68,437 candidates
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, ( NABTEB) on Thursday, August 18, 2016, in Benin, Edo state announced the release of the May/June 2016 NBC/NTC examinations.
Nigerian students in an examination hall
The registrar/chief executive of NABTEB, who announced the release of the results while addressing journalists, said out of the 69,472 candidates that enrolled for nationwide, 38,280 candidates have five credits and above with English Language and Mathematics, representing 55.93 percent, while 54,485 have five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics representing 79.61percent of those examined.
According to the registrar, a total of 68,437 candidates sat for the examinations which had 15 engineering trades, seven construction trades, nine miscellaneous trades totaling 35, while 16 general education subjects were also registered for by the candidates.
She noted that NABTEB as a registered examination body, has witnessed a significant improvement this year compared to the previous years.
“Comparatively, a total of 21,304 representing 30.38% were certified as craftsmen in 2016, while in 2015, 19,000 representing 24.73% were certified as craftsmen,” she said.
The Registrar said for the nation to be technically advanced, the need to vigorously encourage students to enrol for NABTEB examinations cannot be over-emphasised.
The NABTEB boss noted that vocational activities at the early stage of education should be seen as a strategy for catching them young in the world of technological development, adding that to achieving that, the new basic curriculum should be fully implemented as it would encourage future generations to be technologically inclined.
She urged the three tiers of government to embark on youth empowerment programmes through which the working class and out of school candidates would have the opportunity to learn a trade for a living.
Professor Isiugo Abanihe said the training could be through skill acquisition programmes to increase the standard of living, reduce cost of living, improving labour force and life expectancy.
She said other alternative ways to the acquisition of technical and and training such as vocational enterprise institutions, innovative enterprise institutions should be established by local government councils, states and federal government to provide opportunities for all.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) also recently released the West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) announcing that approximately 53% of students passed.
According to the results released on Friday, August 5, a total of 137,295 candidates (representing 8.89%) had their results withheld.