KAMPALA — The Uganda Allied Health Examination Board (UAHEB) has Thursday September 19 released results for the tenth series.
Of the 4,672 candidates that were assessed by UAHEB, 3,953 passed compared to 3,418 in the previous academic year 2017/2018.
During the semester examination, 30 cases of examination malpractices were registered and some will face cancellation of their results for the entire semester
Officiated by Minister of State for Higher Education John C. Muyingo and Commissioner BTVET, Dr. Safina Musene.
The release was held at UAHEB secretariat in Kyambongo to which the board was commended.
According to the chairperson of UAHEB, Patrick Stephen Ssenoga, the assessment process under the new curriculum involved school-based assessments, field attachment, hospital attachment assessment, general practical and theory and research reports.
He expressed concern over the declining number of female students applying for the allied courses and said that they are devising affirmative means to address it.
In his remarks as the guest of honour, Minister Muyingo urged UAHEB to put more emphasis on churning out quality graduates instead of quantity, stating that theirs is a profession which has no room for errors.
“Never compromise quality or lower grades to benefit your relatives or children. Put more emphasis on quality, standards, ethics and commitment. These are professions where we cannot accept mistakes or errors. Yours is a profession where a mistake can cause death,” he said
Minister Muyingo has urged the successful candidates to immediately register with the Allied Health Professionals Council to be ready to contribute to the improvement of health service delivery.
He also congratulated all the health workers upon their success.
The Uganda Allied Health examinations Board was established by the BTVET Act 2008 to streamline , regulate and coordinate examinations and awards in Allied Health Profession in Uganda.
It is composed of thirteen (13) members drawn from the constituencies involved in Health Training , Stake Holders and Professionals