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UBTEB Examination Centres Increase :: Uganda Radionetwork

UBTEB Examination Centres Increase

According to records, the UBTEB centres increased from 429 in November 2017 to 580 in November 2018.
28 Mar 2019 19:42
File photo: First Lady Janet Museveni receiving UBTEB results from board chair, Prof Venansius Baryamureba

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The First Lady Janet Museveni has applauded Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board -UBTEB for registering 35 percent increase in examination centres.

Janet was speaking on Thursday at the release of the UBTEB examination results for November and December series.   The function took place at the Conference Hall, Office of Prime Minister.  

According to records, the UBTEB centres increased from 429 in November 2017 to 580 in November 2018.  

 Janet said that the increase will go a long way towards production of skills which will be required to boost economic development of the country.

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The increase of examination centres which has been witnessed in the past two years is attributed to government policy of requiring all technical, vocational and business institutes to register the students to sit UBTEB exams lest the certificates they give students would not be recognised by government.  

UBTEB Executive Secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye said the increasing number of students and examination centres is indicative of the board’s tireless work to improve the sector.

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According to the results, a total of 71,091 candidates registered for the 2018 exams, a 10 percent increase from 64,510 students who registered in 2017.

From the 71,091 candidates, 43,691 representing 70 percent were doing promotional results while 21,428 candidates sat for end of programmes’ exams. 

The students who sat end of programme exams were pursuing technical certificate programmes (18,415), business diploma programmes (237) and business certificate programmes (2,776).  

Of the 21,428 students who registered for end of programmes’ exams, 19,940 sat for the exams and 14,353 representing 72 percent successfully completed their programmes while 5,583 representing 28 percent did not pass all examination.

UBTEB has often downplayed the number of students who fail to pass all modules, arguing that they join the labour market and specifically return at a later time to complete failed modules.

 Janet Museveni also commended UBTEB for skilling students who were exhibiting their works on the sidelines of the function.

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Oyesigye congratulated students who completed their programmes and appealed to those who failed some modules to register as soon as possible. He also urged continuing students to complete their studies.  

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