The National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) has released the results of the 2019/2020 May/June examinations for candidates who wrote the exams. The Board revealed that 32,673 candidates had credits in both English Language and Mathematics.
This was announced yesterday by Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abbanihe, the registrar of the board while addressing Newsmen at the National Headquarters of the board in Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, Edo State.
Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abbanihe who also serves as the Chief executive officer of the board stated that a total of 46,120 candidates which represents 83.05 per cent of candidates that sat for the exam scored credit marks with or without English Language and Mathematics.
While lauding the quality assurance mechanisms put in place by the board, Ifeoma 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.
She however stressed that, as part of the effort of the federal government to empower Nigerians with skills, the National Skills Qualification Framework was approved by the Federal Ministry of Education which expanded the assessment horizon of NABTEB as general awarding body for the assessment and award of Nigerian Skills Qualification to products of both private and public institutions.
She further said NABTEB is therefore well prepared to collaborate with public and private training institutions that are engaged in training on technical, vocational or entrepreneurial skills in any part of the country for the purpose of conducting an assessment and awarding certificates.