Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board (UBTEB) released the examination results for the April/May 2023 series on Thursday 10th 2023.
Onesmus Oyesigye, the UBTEB Executive Secretary, said they conducted these examinations and assessments between 21st April and 26th May 2023 for programmes of Technical Higher Diploma, Technical National Diploma, Business Diploma & Certificate and Physical and Biological Sciences Diploma & Certificate programmes.
He added that they registered a total of 13,209 (7,701 females and 5,508 males) but only 8,538 (65%) turned up for examinations.
“This was partly due to the UTCs that were unable to present candidates in the April/May 2023 examinations series,” he said.
According to Oyesigye, out of the 8,538 candidates who sat for examinations, 6,913 Candidates (81%) successfully acquired all competencies in their respective trades.
He further highlighted that female candidates beat their male counterparts as 3,931 (57%) successfully completed the programmes compared to male candidates with 2,982 (43%).
“There was a very good performance exhibited in the Physical and Biological Science Diploma End of the programme with 82% pass rate. Other categories of programmes were also done well with completion rates above 70%,” he explained.
Despite examiners gaining expertise in detecting all sorts of examination malpractice, a total of 42 candidates were found guilty of the malpractice and recommended cancellation of the examination results for the entire semester.
“On this note, I commend the examination management team for their strict vigilance, and I urge them to minimize further these malpractice cases by thoroughly checking candidates before entering the examinations rooms and undertaking compulsory candidate briefing prior to the start of examinations,” said Oyesigye.
Meanwhile, Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha, the Board Chairperson noted that the Board championed the rollout of modular assessment syllabus for TVET programmes and the National Certificate and Uganda Community Polytechnics Certificate programmes are already being implemented and the second cohort of the trainees are currently undergoing assessment.
“This modular assessment is a manifestation of the Board’s commitment to the implementation of the TVET reforms that you have championed since 2019 to enable the acquisition of functional competencies by the graduates,” he said.
UBTEB is mandated to streamline, regulate and coordinate exams in all business and technical professions in the country.