August Trade Testing Series Commences

About 10,000 candidates are currently sitting for Government Trade Tests which began on Monday 17th July 2017 as part of efforts to certify existing skills among the youth.

The exams, which will run for two weeks are being administered in 230 trade testing centres countrywide, and will involve testing for Grade Two and One artisan skills in over 35 trade areas. A total of 717 examiners and 40 supervisors have been deployed countrywide to ensure the successful completion of the exercise. 

This year’s Trade Test commenced from an earlier date due to the forthcoming General Elections which will be conducted on 8th August 2017 with most of the accredited Trade Testing Centers being earmarked as polling stations.

The annual national exams are managed and supervised by NITA which is responsible for promoting the highest standards in the quality and efficiency of Industrial Training in the country while ensuring adequate supply of properly trained manpower at all levels in industry.

The exams target youth who have practical exposure in fields such as electrical wiring, motor vehicle mechanics, welding, dress making, plumbing, masonry, beauty and therapy, air conditioning and refrigeration, leather work, among others. 

This year the Authority introduced the Grade I, II and III tests in April in addition to the August series which targets students attempting Grade I and II, whereas the December series targets those sitting for Grade III, bringing the examining periods to three, up from the previous two. Each year, over 40,000 candidates sit for the exams. 

NITA takes this opportunity to wishes its candidates all the best in the exams.