The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) on Wednesday released the results of the 2023 in-school National Business Certificate (NBC) and the National Technical Certificate (NTC) examinations.
At a press conference in Benin, Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, the registrar and chief executive of the board, announced that 87,668 candidates registered for the examinations in 1,656 centres across Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire.
Represented by Obinna Opara, director, Examinations Administration of NABTEB, Ms. Isiugo-Abanihe said the enrolment figure marked a 4.99 percent increase above that of the 2021 in-school examinations, where 83,504 candidates enrolled for the NBC/NTC.
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She explained that 58,569 candidates, representing 69.60 percent of the total candidates that sat the NBC/NTC examinations scored five credits and above, including the English Language and Mathematics.
Furthermore, a total of 75,221 candidates obtained five credits and above, with or without English Language and Mathematics. This represents 89.39 percent of the candidates that sat for the examinations.
Comparatively, this performance is slightly lower than 2021 In-School NBC/NTC examinations results where 58,309 candidates representing 72.96 percent obtained five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
74,069 candidates, representing 92.68 percent of the entire candidates that sat for the examinations, obtained five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics,” said the registrar.
Ms. Isiugo-Abanihe, however, called for an increase in enrollment, noting that NABTEB had since commenced registration of candidates for the 2022 November/December NBC/NTC.
She also noted that the board had commenced registration for the Advanced National Business Certificate and Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANBC/ANTC) examinations.