The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has commended the smooth conduct of the ongoing National Business and Technical Board (NABTEB) examination in Lagos and across the country.
Nwajiuba who on Monday visited some centres in Lagos State for on the spot assessment expressed satisfaction with the exam body as well as the general conduct of invigilators and students alike.
The Minister while commending the Lagos state government for its visible investments in Technical education reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment in teh same direction.
He said the Federal Government would remain committed to the enhancement of technical education to boost manpower.
“We are impressed with the investment the Lagos State Government has made in upgrading all the GTCs in the state.
“We expect this same effort in other parts of the country to boost technical education, I have already reached out to the 36 state governors on this,” he said.
“The government is financing a lot through the Universal Basic Education Commission and internally generated funds from the states who are complementing this effort.
“With over 25,000 secondary schools across the country, it is important that all of them engage so that we can produce manpower and NABTEB examination ensures that,” Nwajiuba added..
On her part, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe Registrar & Chief Executive – National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) also confirmed the smooth conduct of exams across the country.
She said: “So far it has been wonderful, this is the second place we have been to today.
The exams are well organised, the invigilators are there and the students have all been well-behaved in Lagos state and the other states we have been to, I am generally impressed.
“I keep in touch with the coordinators across the 36 states of the federation and its going on well. In Sokoto, we have a large number of those taking the exam, as far as I know, there no major issues beyond our control across the different centres
Mrs Abosede Adelaja, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, said the state would continue to provide qualitative education to students.
“I want to assure you that the state will always provide quality education to our students and be a pacesetter in academics.
“We thank the minister and the Registrar of NABTEB for choosing Lagos as one of their monitoring centres in the ongoing NABTEB examination.
83,503 candidates enrolled for the NABTEB examination nationwide, while 3,614 candidates enrolled in Lagos state.