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BTVET institutions open term one

Students get hands-on training in the BTVET course. (COURTESY PHOTO)

KAMPALA – As Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) intuitions open term one for 2019, students, who have chosen prestigious careers in vocational education and training, have been asked to report immediately as their academic calendar is in line with education ministry.

UBTEB has also argued parents and students that all Post P7 and Post O’level vocational programmes must follow a curriculum developed by National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) and that must be nationally examined by the relevant examination bodies.

Such bodies include UNMEB (Nursing and Midwifery), UAHEB (Allied health) and UBTEB (Business, Technical, Vocational, and specialized training).

UBTEB has also argued the public to confirm the legal status of the training institution including license or registration certificate by Ministry of Education and Sports and accreditation certificate from relevant Examination boards and National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

The state minister of higher education John Chrysostom Muyingo recently implored the heads of schools and teachers to offer sufficient guidance to primary seven pupils to make the right choices after their final exams.

While releasing the 2018 Polytechnic certificate results at UBTEB offices recently, Muyingo said that if children who finish primary seven are advised to choose vocational and technical education, they will be having skills in three years and will be ready to join the work world.

These program of polytechnic certificate admits students who complete primary leaving examination with division one to four.

The Government sanctioned the operations of the Board in 2009, the Secretariat of the Board, however, started its operations in January 2011.

UBTEB’s establishment moves a notch higher government’s effort to skill Ugandans through Competence Based Training and Education with the commitment to producing job makers rather than job seekers.

The establishment of UBTEB is also an additional impetus to the implementation of the BVTET strategic plan 2011-2012, which denotes a paradigm shift for skills development in Uganda.

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