Examinations Management

Strategic Objective

To manage a reliable transparent and efficient competence based examinations and assessment process for Business, Technical, and Vocational Education Training (BTVET) in Uganda. 


The Directorate shall be supported by three departments; Planning and Development, Manuscript, delivery & Awards and Research, Policy Development and Quality Assurance.  The Directorate shall be headed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Examinations Management.

The functions of the directorate are;

1)To accredit Institutions as Examination centers, enforce compliance with set standards or guidelines and maintain credible examination process.

2)To process reliable examination materials and offer credible awards.

3)To strengthen research, knowledge sharing and set standards to enhance quality in the examination management processes.

Key Outputs of the Departments in the Directorate:

Planning and Development Department

Key Outputs

i.Test Items developed, moderated and proofread; 

ii.Examinations administered;

iii.CBET principles employed and promoted;

iv.Institutions accredited as Examination centres;

v.Accredited examination centres inspected.

vi.Candidates registered

vii.Continuous assessment conducted

viii.Examination syllabi prepared

ix.Examination time-tables prepared


Manuscript, Delivery and Awards Department

Key Outputs

i.Examination materials prepared;

ii.Test Items typed

iii.Scripts marked 

iv.Results processed  

v.Question bank maintained 

vi.Past examination questions availed 

vii.Awards standardized

viii.Examinations Question papers and Answer scripts printed

ix.Transcripts and certificates printed and issued

x.Registers and packing list produced

xi.Examinations delivered and collected


Research, Policy Development and Quality Assurance Department

Key Outputs

i.Blue prints developed and/or revised 

ii.Examinations reports prepared

iii.Examination processes evaluated

iv.Strategies to improve examination processes and systems developed

v.Knowledge generated stored and utilized 

vi.Assessment tools developed

vii.Feedback reports analyzed, produced and disseminated

viii.Processed results analyzed

ix.Examination policies and guidelines developed

x.Research agenda developed

xi.Quality Assurance systems developed and implemented