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It’s illegal for varsities, polytechnics to reject NABTEB certificate, says governing board


Prof. Leonard Karshima Shilgba. PHOTO: Federal University Otuoke

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has warned that it will be illegal for any higher institution in the country to reject or discriminate against any certificate issued by the board toward the selection of candidates for admission.

Chairman of Governing Board of NABTEB, Prof. Leonard Karshima Shilgba, who stated this in an interview with The Guardian yesterday in Abuja, said such action would be unlawful, illegal, and an act of impunity.

The board chairman stated that it was also illegal for any business or technical examinations agency or body to operate, function, and administer any professional business or technical examination in Nigeria without collaboration with or the accreditation by the board.


Shilgba, who said that the NABTEB governing board and management would soon call a meeting of the managers or chief administrators of all business and technical examinations bodies and agencies presently operating in Nigeria, noted that NABTEB would soon announce a set of guiding principles and procedures for accreditation and co-ordination of all business and technical examinations in Nigeria.

“Therefore, the board of NABTEB advises all graduates of technical colleges in Nigeria that have not taken and passed NABTEB’s NTC/NBC to enrol within the next one year for NTC/NBC examination to qualify and be permitted to practise in Nigeria as technicians.”

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