From Fred Ezeh, Abuja
National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), has described as discouraging, the level of demand for technical education in Nigeria in spite of the technological revolution that has transformed human activities.
The board insisted that 21st century world was for people who were either technology compliant or could easily adapt to the changes being introduced by technology, thus encouraging youths to embrace the opportunity to relevant in socio-economic discussions.
Its Registrar, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, made the observation weekend while announcing the 2017 May/June examination result.
She appealed to parents and guardians to take advantage of the abolition of BSc/HND dichotomy to encourage their children to embrace Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
She registered her joy over the improvement recorded in the recently concluded examination, which indicated that 57,387 candidates wrote the exam, representing 98.18 percent of the total enrolment.
The NABTEB boss insisted that greater opportunities were abound in TVET. She also nullified the fear particularly among candidates that NABTEB was not acceptable for admission placement into tertiary institutions.
She explained: “National Business Certificate (NBC) and National Technical Certificate (NTC) are two certificates being issued by NABTEB. Both certify candidates as either craftsman or woman.