The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, (NABTEB), has disclosed that 29,915 of the 38,639 candidates who sat for the 2021 November/December NBC/NTC examinations scored five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language.
The Registrar, Prof Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, disclosed this in Benin on Monday during the release of the 2021 NABTEB examination results.
According to her, 29,915, representing 76.30 per cent, obtained five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language, while 29,923 candidates obtained five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics, representing 88.1 per cent of the candidates who sat for the same examinations.
She explained that 197 candidates were found to be involved in examination malpractice.
According to her, a total of 38,793 candidates registered for the examinations but 38,639 sat for it in 1,696 centres.
Prof Isiugo-Abanih identified inadequate funding of Technical and Vocational Education Training TVET programmes and institutions, insufficient technical teachers, equipment and materials for practical training among others as challenges confronting the institution.
She urged parents and guidance to take the advantage of the large network of NATEB across 36 states to register their wards for the certificate examination.
Prof Isiugo-Abanih said the enrollment showed that candidates enrolled for 15 Engineering Trades, seven Construction Trades, eight Miscellaneous Trades, four Business Trades and 21 General Education Subjects.