Saturday, May 19, 2018

Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) is set to conduct its 14th Examinations series for 23,560 students registered from 173 examination centres across the country. The examinations will start on Monday 21st May 2017 to 15th June 2018. The briefing of candidates for phase one Technical examinations was done in the whole country on Friday 18th May 2018.

The Board has registered an increase in the number of candidates from 15,651 candidates in May/June 2017 examination series to 23,560 candidates of May/June 2018 examination series representing a 50.5% increase.  The Board has continued to register bigger enrolment of candidates in Vocational training institutions and other training institutions accredited all over the country. During these examinations series, we have registered an increase in the number of examinations centres that presented candidates for examinations from 140 in 2017 to 173 in 2018 representing 23.5% increase. We attribute this significant increase in the number of candidates and examination centres to the recent policy guidelines on assessment and accreditation of Post O’level and A’level programmes issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports in November 2017.

The Board registered candidates for Business Diploma and Certificate programmes, Technical National Diploma and Higher Diploma programmes and other specialized Academic programmes including Fisheries, Meteorology, Agriculture, Wild life and Lands and Survey. 

The May/June 2018 examinations series will be conducted in three phases. The first phase of examinations include Technical Diploma and Higher Diploma programmes and will start on 21st May 2017 up to 1st June 2018, phase two examinations shall start on 29th May 2018 and end on 14th June 2018 including Agriculture, Cooperatives and Wildlife programmes. Phase three examinations will commence on 1st June 2018 up to 15th June

The examinations to be done in the last phase shall be for programmes in business, Information and Communication Technology and humanities.

The Examinations to be conducted shall have both theory and practical papers as the Board conducts Competence Based Examinations that follow Uganda Vocational Qualifications Framework. This mode of assessment ensures that UBTEB students graduate with requisite hands on skills that meet in the Labour market.

The Board has deployed various Examination managers and Supervisors who are charged with the responsibility of ensuring supervision, monitoring and security of examinations at different examinations centres throughout the country.

The Board appeals to all Heads of Centres to observe Examination Regulations for the successful conduct of examinations. Candidates are encouraged to desist from any form of malpractice. The Board’s regulations recommend for tough punishments for any candidate or institutions involved in any form of examination malpractice ranging from cancellation of results, imprisonment, and withdrawal of examination center among others.

The Board has conducted briefing of Area Coordinators and Examination Centre Supervisors in the whole country to ensure that there is maximum adherence to the regulations on conduct of examinations during the May/June 2018 examinations.

The Board wishes all candidates and Heads of Training institutions successful conduct of May/June 2018 Examinations.