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NABTEB, NATA to collaborate on skills acquisition, certification of artisans

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The National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) on Friday said it would collaborate with the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) to get its members certified.

Mr Mohammed Muktar, the NABTEB Coordinator in Lagos State, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Muktar said that the certification of NATA artisans would enable them get the Modular Trades Certificate (MTC), which is equivalent to the City and Guilds of London.

He said that many Nigerian artisans were able to use the MTC certification overseas because its rich curriculum enhanced its international recognition.

“NABTEB is known in the whole of Africa and other African countries even send representatives to come and learn our modular trades.
“The modular trade test is designed to meet the needs of the skilled and talented, who do not have enough formal education but are eager to develop themselves and become globally competitive,’’ he told NAN.

He said that NABTEB was primarily established to take over the conduct of City and Guild examination hitherto conducted by WAEC.
According to him, this is in a bid to domesticate the examination and tailor it toward societal needs.

“Aside from its international recognition, it can also be used for higher learning, if the holder so desired,” he said.

Also, the President of NATA, Mr Jacob Fayehun, told NAN in Lagos that the association was ready to collaborate with NABTEB.

“We will like our members to be recognised and certified by NABTEB because our artisans are contributing meaningfully to all sectors of the country’s economic development,’’ he said.



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