A total of 1, 394 out of the 45,974 candidates who sat for the Nov/Dec 2016 NABTEB-organised examinations were caught over examination malpractice.
21, 476 candidates, about 53 percent, who sat for NBC and NTC examinations scored five credits and above, with English Language and Mathematics.
The Registrar of NABTEB – National Business and Technical Examination Board – in Edo, Mrs Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, gave the figure on Tuesday in Benin.
The registrar gave the figure while announcing the release of the results of the Nov/Dec 2016 National Business Certificate and National Technical Certificate examinations.
The registrar said that modalities put in place by the board to curtail examination malpractice were still intact to reduce the proportion.
She said that NBC and NTC had multiple benefits including serving as certificates with which to secure jobs and means to obtain admission into tertiary institutions.
Isiugi-Abanihe urged state governors to set up technical and vocational education training centres to empower the youth.