EDUCATION: NABTEB certificate not inferior to NECO, others – Registrar

EDUCATION: NABTEB certificate not inferior to NECO, others – Registrar

​The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the National Business and

Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-

Abanihe, has clarified that the exams body’s certificate is never

inferior to the likes of the National Examinations Council (NECO) and

West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Prof. Isiugo-Abanihe, who made the clarification in an interaction with

Daily Sun correspondent, stressed that the certificate served the same

purpose with NECO and WAEC, adding that it was a legal requirement

in admission processes into universities and other tertiary institutions.

“People had fears about the credibility of the certificate in the past,

but that has been corrected. Candidates have more confidence in

NABTEB than before, thanks to the effort of my predecessors, which I

am committed to upholding and possibly surpass. The confidence is also

reflected in the recently released May/June examination result in

which we had impressive performance from our candidates. However,

preparation for the November exams has begun and many people have

indicated interest through our online application process,” she said.

She thereby encouraged other candidates, particularly those doubting

the credibility of the certificate, to take advantage of the opportunity

to get some business and technical skills, which are key to making

positive impact in the 21st century technology driven world.

She assured the government that NABTEB was committed to producing

technical experts, who would help drive the diversification programmes

of the government, thus moving Nigeria from mono-economy to an

industrialised nation.

Prof. Isiugo-Abanihe, however, expressed her gratitude to

management and staff of NABTEB for their support, particularly in

the last one month that she had served as the new helmsman of the

Council, promising to always see to the welfare of the workers, which

she believed would result in dedication, diligence and commitment to

assigned duties.