National Business and Technical Examinations Board on Friday announced that 58.84 per cent representing 32,673 candidates who sat for the NBC/NTC examinations scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.
Announcing its May/June examination result in Benin, the Registrar/Chief Executive, NABTEB, Prof. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe said a total of 46,120 candidates obtained five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics; thus representing 83.05 per cent of the candidates that sat for the same exams.
Prof. Ifeoma said a total of 56,413 candidates registered for the examinations in 1,501 centres, stressing that analysis of the enrollment indicated that candidates enrolled for 15 Engineering Trades, 7 Construction Trades, 9 Miscellaneous Trades, 4 Business Trades and 21 General Education Subjects.
Ifeoma also revealed that a total of 55,532 candidates sat for the examinations which represent 98.44 per cent of the total enrollment adding that it is important to note that out of the 30,955 candidates that sat for the various trades, 16,573 (53.54 per cent) were certified as craftsmen.
The NABTEB boss while lauding the quality assurance mechanisms put in place by the board, said it has helped the body to checkmate examination malpractice.
“Permit me to observe that quality assurance mechanisms put in place by the board to checkmate examination malpractice seem to have continued to yield positive results.
“For instance, 399 candidates representing 0.72 per cent of the examination candidates were found to be involved in examination malpractice compared to 842 candidates, representing 1.52 per cent of the total number of candidates during the May/June 2018 certificate examinations”, she said.