The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NABTEB, Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, made the announcement on Tuesday while addressing reporters at the National
Headquarters of the Board in Ikpoba Hill, Benin City, the Edo state capital.
Holders of NBC/NTC certificate qualify as certified craftsmen and women and its O’Level certificates are equivalent to NECO and WAEC certificates which are requirements for placement into tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad.
A breakdown of the results shows that a total of 58,448 candidates registered for the ordinary craft level examination in 1,458 centers across the country.
Professor Isiugo-Abanihe said that this year’s result was an improvement of the previous year 2016.
She said, “33, 712 candidates representing 58.75% of candidates in the NBC/NTC examination scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics; whereas 47,360 candidates representing 82.53% scored five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics.
“Both the federal and state governments should establish more modern and well-equipped technical colleges in all local government areas in the country as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.
“Again the National Vocational Qualification Framework should be implemented as approved by the Federal Executive Council in 2013.”