NABTEB Partners Secondary Schools On Skills Acquisition

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 25th, 2014

The National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) has said that it would collaborate with secondary schools across the country as part of efforts to promote skills acquisition and make school leavers employable after graduation.


Registrar and Chief Executive of the board, Dr. Olatunde Aworanti, said this in Benin during a sensitization workshop organized for principals and proprietors of over 300 secondary schools in Edo State.


He said the partnership was prompted by the need to prepare and empower school leavers for the harsh economic realities.


Aworanti said the initiative has been successfully applied in Ghana to revamp its economy and urged managers of secondary education in the state to play a complementary role by integrating vocational and technical subjects into their school curricular.


He pledged the support of the board to certify secondary school leavers in basic trades, through its various certificate examinations in order make them self-reliant and reduce youth restiveness in Nigeria.


“The need for school leavers to be equipped with survival skills that will enable them cope with emerging challenges of the current technological age cannot be over-emphasized. Therefore, I invite you and other principals of secondary schools nationwide to key into the quest to make the nation’s students employable and globally competitive after their graduation”,  Aworanti said.

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