UBTEB’S REAL LIFE PROJECT ASSESSMENT: BRIDGING SKILLS AND INNOVATIONS IN UGANDA
Under the Skilling Uganda strategy, the Govt of Uganda aimed at creating a critical mass of Technicians, artisans who are dynamic, innovative and can contribute towards social-economic transformation. In view of the desired changes to transform and improve skills development in Uganda, a new curriculum was developed which was highly competence-based in nature for all national Certificates and Diplomas in Engineering disciplines, Business and other academic fields as assessed by UBTEB.
As UBTEB commenced the assessment of real-life projects, a lot of progress has been made specifically in terms of boosting training with production, business development concepts and infrastructural development. Specifically, the Board in its routine of assessment of the real-life projects, we have seen institutions put up classroom blocks, hostels, water harvesting systems, agricultural farm outputs, canteens, among others. These developments have created a new wave of skills acquisition by candidates in training institutions and have subsequently boosted the quality of the graduates from BTVET training institutions assessed by UBTEB.
This year, the Board is conducting the assessment of real-life projects for Diploma programmes-engineering across the country from 25-29th November 2019.