National Business and Technical Education Board, NABTEB, said yesterday that the nation will be unable to attain technological development with the citizens’ lukewarm attitude to technical and vocational education, TVE.
Chief Registrar of NABTEB Dr. Tunde Aworanti, while announcing results of the 2015 NABTEB examinations in Benin City, decried the “poor enrolment of candidates in the examinations which is not healthy for the future development of this country.”
“In response to this challenge there is need for various stakeholders to provide enabling teaching/learning environment in technical/commercial colleges through aggressive sensitisation on the usefulness of TVE to the development of manpower needs in Nigeria and the establishment of more technical colleges by federal and state governments.”
Meanwhile, Aworani said less than 30 percent out of the 75, 468 candidates that sat for the June 2015 examinations across the country got certified as craftsmen. 76, 821 enrolled for the examinations.
“A breakdown of the candidates performance showed that 54 percent or 40, 821 candidates scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics, while 1,435 or 1.9 percent were involved in 2, 079 incidents of examination malpractice.”


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