A total of 62,896 students registered to sit for Uganda Business and Technical Exams for the year 2016 up from 55,533 candidates who registered in 2015.
This is the highest number of candidates ever registered according to Onesmus Oyesigye, the Executive Secretary of Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB).
“This is a positive trend in the conduct of assessment where the Board has registered over 10 percent increase in the number of total candidates since its inception in 2011,” Oyesigye says.
“Out of 62,896 candidates, 45,879 are male and 17,017 are female candidates”, he says.
UBTEB has been conducting Competence Based Examinations since November 2011 for all Certificate and Diploma programmes offered in various training institutions in Uganda.
This year 2016, UBTEB is conducting the 11th examinations series.
Examinations for all candidates registered for National Technical Craft and Uganda Community Polytechnic Certificate, National Certificate and Diploma programmes in Agriculture, Business, Cooperatives, Fisheries, Meteorology, Wildlife, Lands and Survey and Technical Diploma commence on 28th November 2016 and end on 16th December 2016.
Oyesigye notes that the conduct of UBTEB examinations is unique because it involves candidates sitting for practical examinations and theory examinations that are oriented to competence based education and Training (CBET).
A total of 1,295 Practical examiners will be deployed to mark on spot practical examinations of technical, business and ICT courses.
He says the practical examinations will be followed by industrial training.
The Board will conduct practical and knowledge examinations at 387 examinations centers throughout the Uganda.