Kampala – Uganda Business and Technical examinations Board (UBTEB) is set to conduct Competence Based Assessment and examinations across the country from today, Monday 21st November to Tuesday 22nd December 2022.
According to Onesmus Oyesigye, the Executive Secretary UBTEB, a total of 87,800 candidates registered for the exams from 601 examinations centres. Out of the 87,800 candidates, 33,504 are female and 54,296 male.
In a statement released on Saturday, Oyesigye said the examinations will be conducted in two phases to enable maximum supervision, coordination and monitoring of the examinations.
“Phase one examinations commenced on 18th November with briefing of candidates while phase two will commence on 2nd December 2022 with briefing of candidates,” says Oyesigye
The Board as part of enhancing inclusive education has registered a total of 67 candidates with special needs pursuing various academic TVET professions. The SNE cases include; Dyslexic, Visual impairment (blind), Hard of hearing (deaf), Physical disability.
Oyesigye notes that the Special needs candidates will be accorded specialized education arrangements such as sign language interpreters and transcribers, while others will be accorded extra 30 minutes. The Board has accordingly deployed 67 support personnel to assist candidates with special needs.
He says that as part of vigilance and ensuring the security of examinations, the Board has deployed over 5000 Examinations managers that is; Area Coordinators, Supervisors, Practical Assessors and Verifiers. “Given the practical and hands on assessment of some modules, the Board deployed 3693 practical Assessors and 50 verifiers to conduct on spot assessment of candidates in the fields of cosmetology, catering and engineering programmes. These include the practitioners and others from world of work,” says Oyesigye
The Board says they have also taken special consideration for five examination centres in Mubende and Kasanda Districts which are under lockdown due to Ebola outbreak. “The Examination centres have been advised to ensure total compliance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health,” say Oyesigye
He appeals to Heads of centres and candidates to adhere and observe Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines on Covid-19 and Ebola pandemic issued by the Ministry of Health.
The Board warns all candidates to desist from involvement in any form of examinations malpractices.