Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board (UBTEB) on Tuesday evening released the end of programme and Modular examination results for the July/August 2022 series.
The exam results were conducted between 29th July to 19th August, 2022 in 544 examination centres were released by Dr John Muyingo, the Minister of State for Higher Education, who represented the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, at the Office of the President.
Speaking at the release, Onesmus Oyesigye (CPA), the Board Executive Secretary, said that they registered a total of 39,036 candidates for end of programme and modular assessment in the July/August 2022 series which is a bigger number compared to the previous years.
He attributed the increase in number of candidates to continued advocacy for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Skills, introduced system of modularized assessment and the awakening of citizens towards vocational skills acquisition.
Out of this number, 36,941 (95%) turned up for examinations while 2,095 (5%) were absent in one or more modules.
“Whereas the 5% absenteeism is still high, there is a 15% reduction from 19.8% in 2020. However, the Research unit of the Board will later explore the current circumstances that could further explain this,” he said.
According to UBTEB, 28,050 (76%) successfully acquired all competencies in their respective trades with 32% (8,948) females and 68% (19,102) males.
There is a 3% performance improvement compared to the May/June 2020 examinations results.
He revealed that a number of 28 students carried out examination malpractice, and these, their examination results of the entire semester were cancelled.
Releasing the exams, Muyingo appreciated the due diligence done by the Board in an effort to curb the malpractices.
He noted that examination malpractice is a bad vice especially in skills training and should be fought by everyone including the candidates themselves, the parents, the training providers and the general public.
“My Ministry does not tolerate any form of malpractice. This is a bad vice especially in skills training and should be fought by everyone including the candidates themselves, the parents, the training providers and the general public. I, therefore, agree with the recommendation of the Board that the results of the affected candidates be cancelled,” he said.
However, he asked the board to give the affected candidates another chance to re-sit the examinations when next offered.
The Minister also commended the Board for the formation of the TVET Assessment working groups in accordance with the established Sector Skills Councils, noting that the initiative is going to streamline and enhance strong linkages between the Board, TVET structures and the prospective employers of TVET graduates.
Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha, the Board Chairperson, said that the pandemic taught them one cardinal call in Education and training to invest in ICT online systems for learning and assessment purpose.
Mugisha shared some key milestones of the Board since last release of examinations including; kick-starting the Construction of UBTEB Assessment Centre Project, establishment of TVET Assessment Working Groups, development of the modular assessment syllabi, strengthened partnerships, regional feedback workshops on assessment and celebration of UBTEB’s 10th Anniversary.
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