The National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), has officially released the result of the May/June, 2013 NABTEB examinations.
The Registrar of the Board, Dr. Olatunde Aworanti announced the release of the results to newsmen and stakeholders in Benin.
He disclosed that out of the 103,753 candidates that sat for the examination, only 28,230, representing 27.2 percent obtained passes at the credit level in five subjects and above, including English language and mathematics.
He also said that, the overall indices show that out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination, only 13, 347, representing 12.9 percent were certified as craftsmen.
He lamented that in spite of concerted effort by government and other stakeholders to accord technical and vocational education the status it deserves, people’s attitude towards it falls short of expectation.
The Registrar appealed that for sustainable growth and national development, greater attention should be given to technical and vocational education.
He therefore, called on the National and State Houses of Assembly to legislate on the establishment of modern and well equipped technical colleges in all local government areas in Nigeria.