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
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