UBTEB partners with ICPAU to boost Accountancy Professional Skills Development

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) on Wednesday 29th May 2018 at UBTEB Secretariat.

The MOU has the following Priority areas of cooperation. UBTEB and ICPAU agree to collaborate and undertake activities in the following areas;

a) Promotion of accountancy professional training and assessment aimed at enhancing competitiveness of the learners and ultimately the graduates;

b) Conducting joint curriculum design, development and review of certificate and diploma accountancy programmes;

c) Organizing and conducting accountancy examinations at Certificate and Diploma levels.

d) Conducting research to enhance competiveness and delivery of institutional mandates and delivery of joint projects;

e) Organizing joint training and capacity building programmes for skills development with focus on learner, employee and employer needs; 

g) Providing BTVET graduates with an avenue for access, progression and continued learning in accountancy and other fields.

According to Oyesigye Onesmus, UBTEB Executive Secretary, the MOU with ICPAU will go a long way to address the issues of ensuring smooth career progression of students who enroll for certificate and Diploma programmes in UBTEB accredited centres in the whole country and ICPAU’s partner Universities. “Am glad to note that with the signing of MOU with ICPAU, it will give UBTEB graduates an added advantage to progress easily from Certificate level to Degree level to become professional Certified Public Accountants.” Oyesigye stated. With ICPAU, programmes content at Certificate and Diploma level will be harmonized to make them standard hence allowing a common platform for course exemptions while pursuing the Certified Public Accountants papers.

In addition to this, ICPAU will present students of Accountants Technician Diploma course offered all over the country to UBTEB for National Assessment. This is a good step forward in streamlining the assessment component so as to realize standardization of awards as envisaged in the BTVET Act 2008.