The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (Ubteb) has completed marking of the November/December 2017 series of examinations for all business and technical institutes across the country.
In a February 1 statement released by Ubteb last evening, the executive secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye, said marked scripts will now be subjected to the board's quality assurance processes this month before the official release of results in mid-March 2018.
“The board deployed over 600 examiners for the one month process starting January 5, 2018. After approval of the results by the ministry of Education and Sports officials, the results will be released by the minister,” Oyesigye is quoted as saying.
A total of 86,342 candidates pursuing certificate and diploma programs in different academic disciplines sat for the examinations at 413 centres from November 10 to December 15, 2017.
In addition to final examinations, Oyesigye said certificate and diploma students at business and technical institutions underwent continuous assessment during the academic semester in real life projects, industrial training, and course work.
In line with Competence-Based Education and Training (CBET) principles, candidates are currently undertaking industrial training, which is also part of assessment.
Some 1,296 examiners were also hired last November to assess students on sites. After the industrial training, institutions submitted student’s marks for their industrial training reports.
Government is currently pushing for vocational education through the Skilling Uganda initiative. Technical examinations are now solely set and marked by Ubteb.