Press statement: Release of UBTEB results

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KAMPALA-UGANDA

MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS TO RELEASE UBTEB RESULTS OF UGANDA COMMUNITY POLYTECHNIC CERTIFICATE AND ADVANCED CRAFT OF NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 EXAMINATIONS SERIES

The Board conducted successfully the examinations series from 19th November 2018 to 14th December 2018 from 492 examinations centres throughout the country. These examinations were for both end of programme. In the category of UCPCs and Advanced Craft, the board registered a total of 5,972 of which 1,112 were female and 4,860 were male.

The Board has undertaken all the necessary quality assurance processes and done due diligence. The Board therefore wishes to inform the public that the November/December 2018 End of Programs Examination results for UCPC and Advanced Craft will be released to the public by Hon.Minister of Education and Sports on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 08:00Am at UBTEB Secretariat.

The examinations results to be released comprisetheUganda Community Polytechnic Certificate programmes, advancedCraft Certificate programmes.

The Board examines Uganda Community Polytechnic Certificate programmes after a period of three years of study. These programmes admit students who successfully complete Primary Leaving Examinations with division 0ne to four into Community Polytechnics, Technical Schools and Farm Institutes. The vocational courses done at this level include welding and fabrication,wood work technology, agriculture, plumbing, automotive mechanics, block laying and concrete practice,electrical installation practice,garment design and construction, food preparation and processing, fabric and interior design,leather work and shoe making, business studies in accounting, secretarial, book keeping, and store keeping.

This certificate is an equivalent of Uganda certificate of Education (O’Level) offered by UNEB. After completion of this level the candidate enrols for National certificate in TVET for a period of two years and after enrol for Diploma and then University. At each of this stage, the candidates possess requisite competencies and skills to join world of work for employment or start their own enterprises.

Like football, the best careers are developed in early stages for purposes of becoming excellent performers. Likewise these vocational courses after PLE and UCE provide a good foundation for mastering of critical skills and competences for world of work.

We would like to join the Ministry of education and sports’ call for intensified and compulsory career guidance in primary and secondary schools. This will help students and youthsto appreciate the critical areas where there are greater prospects of job creation and huge demand for skilled human resources. StereotypingVocational Education asfor failures depicts lack of career guidance. Each of Technical and Vocational programmes has minimum requirements set by the curriculum.

The Board further advises parents to ensure that students enrollingfor Certificate and Diploma programmes after Senior four and Senior six to join training institutions registered by Ministry of Education and Sports or National council for higher education and programmes examined by the relevant national examinations boards like UBTEB, UNMEB and UAHEB. This will guard them from obtaining unrecognised qualifications.

The Board in line with the Skilling Uganda Strategy encourages the public to heed to the calls for vocational education and training in Uganda in order to produce competent and skilled work force that will boost and spur industrial growth and development

UBTEB Awards for Technical and Vocational programmes give candidates a brighter start of their careers  for appropriate skills development, self-employment and employment of others.

Onesmus Oyesigye, CPA

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY