A total of 24,700 candidates are set to sit their Technical Vocational Education and Training(TVET) examinations organised by Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) from 261 examinations centres.
Since the opening of education and training institutions in November 2021, UBTEB conducted two phases of examinations for candidates pursuing TVET programmes across the country from December 13 2021 to December 22,2021 and from January 24 2022 to February 7 2022 respectively.
The board released the results of candidates who sat for examinations in January-February 2022 on April 11 2022.
According to Onesmus Oyesigye, the executive secretary at UBTEB ,the board registered progressive improvements in candidates’ performance.
Oyesigye said in a statement that the board is set to conduct the April-May 2022 TVET examinations series from today April 19 2022 to May 27 2022.
“The board registered a total of 37 candidates with special needs.The special needs cases include; deaf, dyslexia and physical disability.The board has accordingly deployed 8 support personnel to assist candidates with special needs, ’he said.
As part of vigilance, Oyesigye said the board has deployed examination managers including reconnoiters, practical examiners among others.
He explained that they conducted other continuous assessment processes like assessment of real life projects for candidates pursuing higher national diploma-technical and vocational diploma programmes.
As part of the implementation of TVET policy reforms, Oyesigye said the National Development Plan III(NDPIII) recommendations, the board has rolled out modularised assessment syllabi for all Uganda Community Polytechnic Certificates (UCPC) and 13 National Certificate-Technical programmes effective2022 in take.
The board will conduct the first modularised assessment in July 2022, according to the officials.
The board appealed to heads of centres and candidates to adhere and observe Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines on Covid-19 issued by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and sports respectively.
“The board encourages all heads of centres to brief candidates in accordance with UBTEB rules on conduct of examinations. The board encourages all candidates to desist from involvement in any form of examinations malpractices,”said the board.