KAMPALA – Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board – UBTEB has conducted the 6th phase of Assessors’ training to enhance their capacity in employing Competence-Based Assessment (CBA) approaches to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Assessment.
Mr. Onesmus Oyesigye, Board Executive Secretary noted that also the training targeted to build the Assessors’ capacity to reflect the trends, innovations, and the labour market demands.
“In this training, our emphasis is on the linkages between the industry, training and assessment and particularly the need to maximize both the skills, knowledge and experience of practitioners.”
According to him, world over, the productivity of economies and the occupation of citizens in productive trades is dependent on the skilled TVET graduates grounded with CBET and CBA.
Mr. Oyesigye says the quality and the competences of the TVET graduates is an interest of the Industry to harness their productivity, Innovativeness and entrepreneurial acumen in the growing economy, but also the Citizens should be self-reliant for regional and global competitiveness and sustainable economic development.
The NDP III guides that for better provision of TVET that works, it should be employer-led. Oyesigye says they have observed this and they have instituted TVET Assessment Working Groups to reinforce direct input into examinations processes and activities.
at the end of the training workshop, he noted that the participants are expected to come up with Assessment tools aligned to the industry and Assessment Standards.
“Besides, the Board expects the Assessors to stimulate the heads centres for collaboration with the area industries to enable their contribution to TVET training and assessment through voluntary trainee accessibility to Industrial Training grounds/spaces and timely industrial training/internship feedback to TVET institutions on every trainee.”
He added, “Currently we have a database of over 612 TVET Assessors already trained. I am glad to announce that today we have embarked on the journey of expanding on the database. Upon completion of this training we shall certify all participants trained as Verifiers of our Assessment processes.”
The Board therefore appeals to each one of you to ensure that when you get back to your stations,
He appealed the trainees to share the skills and knowledge obtained upon returning to their respective stations.