BENIN – A total of 39,220 candidates representing 73.19% of the total candidates who sat for the 2023 In-school NBC/NTC examinations scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.
The examination was conducted nationwide from Monday, 26th June to Tuesday, 25th July, 2023
The Registrar/Chief Executive, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe disclosed Tuesday in Benin while announcing the release of the results of the examination that a total of 49,529 candidates obtained five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics.
Prof. Isiugo-Abanihe explained that the figure represented 92.43% of the candidates who sat for the examinations, noting that comparatively, the performance is higher than 2022 In-school NBC/NTC examinations results where 58,679 candidates representing 69.73% obtained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics
She added that of the 74,346 candidates, representing 88.35% of the candidates who sat for the examinations obtained five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics.
According to her, a total of 54,301 candidates registered for the examinations in 1,556 centres across all the states of the federation and Cote Dvoire, marking a 38.06 % decrease compared to that of the 2022 In-school certificate examinations where 87,668 candidates enrolled for the examinations.
The NABTEB boss remarked that an analysis of the 2023 NBC/NTC examinations showed that candidates registered for 16 Engineering Trades, seven Construction Trades, nine Miscellaneous Trades, four Business Trades and 17 General Education subjects.
The registrar noted that out of 53,587 candidates who sat for the certificate examinations, representing 98.69% of the total enrolment, 13,699 candidates representing 51.93% were certified as craftsmen against 64.41% in 2022 In-School NBC/NTC examinations.
The registrar however lamented that xamination malpractice remained a global challenge in the conduct of public examinations and has gained international attention in assessment discourse.
Mrs. Isiugo-Abanihe emphasized: “It is against this backdrop that the Board continues to introduce various innovative approaches towards ensuring that malpractice is drastically reduced in her examination activities.
“In the examinations under review, 239 candidates representing 0.45% of the total number of candidates who sat for the 2023 NBC/NTC examinations were involved in examination malpractice as compared with 300 candidates, representing 0.36% of the total number of candidates who sat for the 2022 In-school examinations, indicating an increase in examination malpractice.”