KAMPALA — The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) has Wednesday September 3 inaugurated a team of 15 Board members.
The function held at their headquarters in Ntinda was presided over by the State Minister for Primary Education and Sports Rose Mary Sseninde who represented First Lady Janet Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ms. Sseninde congratulated the new Board and thanked members of the previous board for the immense achievements that have been registered by UBTEB.
She tasked the new board to bring tangible reforms in skilling Uganda for the job market.
“Many people get to the field and do not know what to do. The Government wishes to see that every youth in Uganda has obtained quality skills, and is capable of self-employment and employment of others,” she said
UBTEB Executive Secretary Oyesigye shared their mandate to streamline, regulate, coordinate and conduct credible national examinations and award certificates and Diplomas in the Business, Technical and Vocational/specialized education or training in Uganda.
He pledged to cooperate with the Board to bring about the changes and innovations that affirm the national desire to reduce unemployment through promotion of and assessment of skills for the employability among the young people.
Outgoing Board chairman Prof V. Baryamureeba congratulated the new board chairman Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha.
He noted his result oriented management style and assured the staff of UBTEB that this was the best replacement.
“We have seen what Dr. Silver [Mugisha] has done both at national and International level. I have no doubt that he will do a tremendous job. He has over 40 publication in journals, been an educationist before and to note, i was in the same class with him doing the same combination in school and I know how serious he is with work” he said
Dr. Eng Mugisha appreciated the Minister of Education and Sports Hon Janet Kataha Museveni for the vote of confidence in the new leadership.
He congratulated the out-going Board for the great service offered; smooth leadership transition and good governance practices.
“We have come to cause a difference and add on what our predecessors have done. We shall ensure;
Good governance principles
Enhance efficiency of UBTEB
Cost Containment, Value for money, Transparency, Strengthened value proposition of UBTEB, Channel out people with adequate skills to improve productivity in organizations and improve output in industries, Build a permanent home for UBTEB, Enhance UBTEB financial position, Role out staff improvement programmes and fostering an innovative culture among others.
He reiterated the board’s commitment to excellence at UBTEB.