NAKAWA: The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) and the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) have agreed to conduct joint examinations for students offering accounting courses at certificate and diploma level.
According to Mr Onesmus Oyesigye, the Executive Secretary of UBTEB, they have signed a memorandum of understanding with ICPAU to also conduct joint curriculum design and professional training.
He said with the MoU, the two bodies will harmonise their study content and standardise it.
“The signing of the MOU with ICPAU will go a long way to address the issues of ensuring smooth career progression of students who enroll for certificate and diploma courses in UBTEB accredited centres and ICPAU’s partner universities,” Mr Oyesigye said.
Mr Derick Nkajja, the Chief Executive Officer of ICPAU, said the MOU reinforces the mandate of both ICPAU and UBTEB in skilling Uganda through the educational standards and professional training.
He said the board is committed in nurturing graduates that meet the ever changing demands of the world of work in Uganda and beyond.
Ms Sarah Namuli Tamale, the Assistant Commissioner for Business Education welcomed the partnership.
“As BTVET department we will offer all the necessary support to UBTEB to implement all the priority areas of this MOU including conducting joint curriculum design, development and review of certificate and diploma accountancy programmes.”