Over 32,700 candidates to sit May- June UBTEB exams starting Monday

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Over 32,700 candidates to sit May- June UBTEB exams starting Monday
UBTEB Executive Secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye

A total of 32,726 candidates will starting Monday sit for the  Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB)  exams May-June in 294 centres around the country.

Addressing journalists on Saturday, UBTEB Executive Secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye said of the 32,726 candidates, 17357 representing 53% will be females and 15369 are males.

“In accordance with UBTEB rules on the conduct of examinations, the Board carried the briefing of area coordinators and centre supervisors on  April, 25, 2024 across the country and accordingly all centres briefed  candidates on  May, 8, 2024 as expected to ensure the smooth conduct of examination,” Oyesigye said.

He said that delivery of materials has already kicked off to ensure by Monday, all centres have them for the successful start of the exams.

The numbers

According to UBTEB, in business programs, 14524 are for certificates while 5792 are doing diplomas while for technical programs, 594 are certificate , 8270 for diplomas, 448 for higher diploma while 144 are for USDP.

”As part of enhancing inclusive education, the Board has registered a total of 118 candidates with special needs (69 male and 49 female) pursuing various TVET professions,” the UBTEB Executive Secretary said.

He said of these , 66 candidates will require special attention adding that the special needs include Dyslexia, visual impairment (blind), hard of hearing (deaf), and physical disability.

“The Special needs candidates will be accorded special examination arrangements such as sign language interpreters and transcribers, while others will be accorded extra 30 minutes.”

UBTEB has accordingly deployed 66 support personnel to assist candidates with special needs.

Warns against exam malpractice

The UBTEB Executive Secretary encouraged heads of centres to ensure that task forces at institutional level are well brief on the conduct of exams to avoid malpractice.

He explained that the task force is responsible for ensuring examinations are done in compliance with UBTEB rules and standards.

“The heads of centres are encouraged to highlight the penalties for examination malpractices if caught.”

Oyesigye said in a bid to deal with exam malpractice, UBTEB has deployed over 450 reconnoiters and other monitors  as well as over 200 practical assessors and verifiers who do on-spot assessment of candidates.

“Any form of involvement shall attract severe penalties ranging from cancellation of all results for the entire semester/term, to imprisonment or caution,” Oyesigye warned.

 

 

 

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