• As NABTEB commences May/June 2018 NBC/NTC exams
Registrar/Chief Executive, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe has charged candidates writing the Board’s on-going May/June 2018 examinations to use the opportunity to launch themselves on the twin-path of educational advancement and career progression.
Professor Isiugo-Abanihe gave the charge while fielding questions from journalists on Tuesday at the NABTEB national headquarters in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The NABTEB Registrar/Chief Executive said the on-going certificate examinations which commenced on Monday, 7th May, 2018 with the practical component on Monday and expected to end on Friday, 25th May, 2018 were for the National Business Certificate (NBC) and National Technical Certificate (NTC) awarded by the Board.
She pointed out that the practical aspect of the examinations would end on Monday, 14th May, 2018 while the theory component would commence the next day, Tuesday, 15th May, 2018.
The NABTEB Chief Executive assured that adequate logistics arrangements had been deployed for a hitch-free conduct of the examinations nationwide, just as she added that examination personnel had been properly briefed with a viewing to forestalling any act of misdemeanour.
Professor Isiugo-Abanihe said, “In today’s world where vocational education and skills excellence shape and improve individuals and nations, the role of NABTEB in the quest for sustainable economic and technological development of Nigeria is pivotal.”
She observed that there was serious underproduction of artisans, craftsmen and technicians in the country today compared to those of technologists, engineers and other professionals.
The NABTEB Registrar, however, said the problem needed to be aggressively tackled through expansion of the Board’s assessment programmes for the on-going certificate examinations as well as the Modular and Nigerian Skills Qualification assessment.
Professor Isiugo-Abanihe called on the candidates to be of exemplary behaviour and avoid any conduct or act that would put them in harm’s way or jeopardise their future.