NABTEB vows to effectively retool Nigerians for national development
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has restated its drive for excellence in a bid to provide the requisite entrepreneurial skills for national development.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, spoke at the opening of the governing board’s first full meeting at the organisation’s headquarters in Benin City.
Welcoming the chairman and other board members in the Edo State capital yesterday, Isiugo-Abanihe said the constitution of the team by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, was apt and heart-warming.
She explained that the NABTEB, as a specialised examinations/assessment body, has a mandate to superintend over technical and business tests previously conducted by foreign bodies, including the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), City and Guilds (C&G) of London and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC, Technical Division).
The registrar said: “The need to disseminate information on NABTEB’s assessment for its two recent skills certificates – MTC and NSQ – is crucial because everyone needs the skill to compete favourably and survive in today’s 21st Century world.”
Isiugo-Abanihe added that the institution, as a general awarding body for the National Skills Qualifications, has great implications in terms of strategising to network with state governments and the private sector with respect to training.
She appealed to the board to cooperate with the management and staff in moving NABTEB forward.
Responding the board chairman, Prof. Bem Angwe, pledged commitment to the remodelling of the organisation to deliver.
He charged members of staff to be well-equipped for the task at hand.