Over 15000 Students Due To Sit Technical Exams

A total of 15, 651 candidates are to start their May/June 2017 Uganda Business and Technical Examinations (UBTEB). Dr.Wilfred Nahamya, the board’s deputy executive secretary, said exams are to be conducted in about 140 examination centers across the country and about 50 programs/courses will be examined.
“The examinations which will last for three weeks up to June 16th will see; 8807 candidates sit for Business diploma and certificates, 5,297 for technical diploma and higher education programs and as well 1,547 for specialized programs, including Fisheries, Meteorology, Agriculture, Wildlife, Lands and survey”, said Nahamya.
Nahamya further observed that, this year’s number of candidates has increased from last year’s 14,664 to 15, 651 for this year, representing 6.3 per cent increase.
“The board is proud to register continuous improvement in the number of candidates registered in each examinations series. This is in line with the skilling Uganda strategic plan’s objective number three, on the need to increase equitable access to skills development, through increased access to formal business, Technical and vocational education training “he added, ponting out that the first are beginning on 15th may-26th May, and the second phase begins 2nd June and ends 16th June 2017.
The board has deployed about 1000 scouts and policemen to supervise and oversee the examination exercise countrywide. Dr. Nahamya warned candidates and heads of centres at various training institutions against any form of malpractice.
He revealed that, Government is soon finalizing a policy which will require all vocational schools, and other diploma and certificate training institutes to compulsory be examined by the body. By James Otai

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