Registrar/chief executive of National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB ), Prof Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, weekend said Bayelsa, Borno and Edo States were only states where the body failed to record examination malpractices in the just concluded May/June 2018 NBC/NTC examinations.

She said the body also recorded 842 cases of malpractices during the said period and the victims were dealt with accordingly.

Isiugo disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the May/June 2018 NBC/NTC examinations in Benin City.

Isiugo said a total of 55,480 candidates registered for certificate examinations in 1,458 centres; however, 54,752 candidates sat for the examinations representing 98.69 per cent of the total enrollment.

She said that, out of the 54,752 candidates that sat for the examinations, 32,697 candidates scored 5 credits and above including English Language and Mathematics representing 59.72 per cent of the candidates that sat for the NBC/NTC examinations while 45,721 candidates have 5 credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics representing 83.51 per cent of the candidates that sat for the same examinations.

Commenting on the feat recorded by the examination body, said it has been able to put to rest the problem of rejection of the certificate as an entry requirements into the School of Nursing programmes while determining to removing other obstacles to the acceptance of the certificates by all institutions in the country.

While calling on the federal government to establish at least one federal science and technical college in the remaining 16 states that do not have, said it is important for it to also place emphasis on the important of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes as veritable tools in the actualisation of its change agenda.