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Over 24000 candidates to sit for UBTEB May/June 2019 examinations

Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) has set tough measures to curb malpractices ahead of exams in May/June, 2019. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) has confirmed that 24,161 candidates are set to sit for May/June 2019 examinations

This is the 16th examinations series to be conducted by UBTEB and these students are registered from 202 examination centers across the country.

The examinations started Friday, May 17 will run to June 17, 2019, and to be conducted in three phases.

The first phase includes Technical Diploma and Higher Diploma programs which will start on May 17, with the briefing of candidates and end on May 31, while phase two shall go from May 28 to June 13, 2019.

The last phase of exams will commence on May 31, up to June 17, 2019.

The Examinations to be conducted shall have both theory and practical papers as the Board conducts competence based examinations that follow Uganda Vocational Qualifications Framework.

UBTEB officials say that this mode of assessment ensures that students graduate with requisite hands-on skills that meet the labour market.

According to UBTEB board, there has been an increase of 9.3% in registered number of candidates from 23,560 candidates in May/June 2018 examination series to 24,161 candidates of May/June 2019.

The board adds that there has been also an increase in the number of examination centers.

“During these examinations series, we have registered an increase in the number of examinations centers that presented candidates for examinations from 173 in 2018 to 202 in 2019,”

The increase in the number of candidates is attributed to the achievements of the Skilling Uganda strategy where the much emphasis has been put on promoting demand driven courses offered by various accredited training institutions including Universities for post O’level and post A’level vocational and specialized programmes.

The Board has continued to register bigger enrollment of candidates in Vocational training institutions and other training institutions accredited all over the country.

Students registered for courses like Business Diploma and Certificate programmes, Technical National Diploma and Higher Diploma programmes and other specialized Academic programmes including Fisheries, Meteorology, Agriculture, Wildlife and Lands and Survey.

There will the deployment of over 600 examination managers to be in charge of supervision, monitoring, and security of examinations at different centers throughout the country.

Heads of Centers are urged to observe examination regulations for the successful conduct of these examinations. Candidates are encouraged to desist from any form of malpractice.

Regulations from UBTED recommend for tough punishments for any candidate or institutions involved in any form of examination malpractice ranging from cancellation of results, imprisonment, and withdrawal of examination center among others.

The Board has conducted briefing of Area Coordinators and Examination Centre Supervisors in the whole country to ensure that there is maximum adherence to the regulations on the conduct of examinations during the May/June 2019 examinations.

The Board wishes all candidates and Heads of Training institutions successful conduct of May/June 2019 Examinations.

“Setting Pace for Quality Assessment”

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