MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

I am delighted to introduce this first edition of the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) e-newsletter “THE UBTEB E-NEWS LETTER ”. This newsletter will be both a website newsletter and an e-mail newsletter. We intend to make it a quarterly publication and to use it to keep in touch with news and developments which relate to the Business, Vocational and Technical Education and its implementation progress.

UBTEB has continued to improve its services for instance, by introducing online registration of candidates with a multitude of benefits, including saving time, avoiding errors and conserving paper the goal is always to build growth, be efficient and effective in education assessment. UBTEB will continue to invest in its infrastructure, provide additional opportunities, and develop partnerships that meet the clients’ needs. UBTEB has already achieved a number of goals in the first half of 2018. For example, we recently successfully released results of Uganda Community Polytechnic Certificate (UCPC) in January 2018 and the November/December 2017 in March 2018.

We intend to make the newsletter very educative and informative. Inside you will find a wide range of news, features and regular columns on UBTEB mandate and Education-related topics.
Finally let me take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the production of this e-newsletter. We aim to give you clear, sensible and reliable information from writers and experts that you can trust.

I hope you enjoy this first issue and let us know if there are any topics you would like to see covered in the future.
Sincerely,

Onesmus Oyesigye (CPA)
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

EDITORIAL

Welcome to UBTEB’s quarterly newsletter! First of all, The Editorial Team would like to thank the staff who have contributed to this Newsletter. Once again we are pleased for having generated an E-Newsletter with a wide range of interesting articles and major events at UBTEB.

Whether you are planning to start a training institution offering Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training programmes or wish to know more about Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board, you can be sure of finding it in the UBTEB E-Newsletter.

In this issue, we have compiled interesting articles and most outstanding events that happened at UBTEB from January to March 2018 including; appointment of senior staff, release of the November/December 2017 examination results, registration for May/June 2018 examinations, launch of the UBTEB Skills Magazine, accreditation of Universities and Training Institutions, harmonized examinations syllabi, monitoring of industrial training, Corporate Social Responsibility events and opinion article on the value of Vocational Education.

We have signed-you-up for this newsletter because you have been identified as a critical partner in the Education sector. If you would prefer this E-Newsletter to come through an alternate e-mail, kindly drop us an e-mail here and we will take care of it.

Whilst the majority of the material in this newsletter is inevitably from the UBTEB Secretariat, we are keen to respond to the interests of our readers and look forward to your feedback and comments on this first edition by reaching to the editorial team at info@ubteb.go.ug or call 0414289786.
Enjoy the First Edition!


Kambaho Narasi Anyijuka, Senior information and Communication Officer

The Board is mandated to conduct examinations for programmes with curricular designed and recognized by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) and programmes accredited by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).    Read More ...
UBTEB CONCLUDED THE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING MONITORING EXERCISE .....
Industrial training is training whereby a student undergoes practical training in an approved industry relating to his area of study. Industrial training also assists in sustainable economic growth since the use of appropriate and up to date technology is the main driver to economic development, students should learn and get to use these technologies. 
THE RELEASE OF UBTEB NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 EXAMINATION RESULTS

Key highlights: More females enrolling for vocational and Technical education, more candidates registered in NOV/DEC 2017 and no examinations leakage. Minister requested permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Sports to close vocational and technical institutions without UBTEB accreditation. Read more ...
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REGISTRATION FOR MAY/JUNE 2018


In line with the regulations on conduct of Competence Based Examinations, UBTEB has issued Circular No.1:2018. Normal registration commences on 5th March 2018 to 18th April 2018 and late registration shall commence on April 23 2018 to April 27, 2018.


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Industrial training is whereby a student undergoes practical training in an approved industry relating to his area of study. Industrial training also assists in sustainable economic growth since the use of appropriate and up to date technology is the main driver to economic development,     Read More ...
Prepared by
Ms. Lilian Nakawala Kyagaba
Research and Policy

Marks are the most important eligibility criteria in most of the cases, but the technical and aptitude skills which one learns during this training also play a great role in acquiring the dream job. 

Besides this, it very clear from the above discussion, that if you miss the industrial training then you are ignoring a number of factors which can lead to a successful career. So, take it seriously. Read More ...
On 29 th March 2018, the Minister of State for Higher Education Hon.J.B Muyingo launched the first edition of the magazine and he applauded UBTEB for taking greater steps to promoting the ideals of the BTVET and her mandate in Skills development in Uganda. 
CONGRATULATIONS  !!!

UBTEB is mandated to accredit Training Institutions as examinations centers in line with the Statutory Instrument of 2009, No.9. In line with this mandate, the Board carried out inspection 
In my young ages, i thought and saw vocational education and training as befitting for the less privileged, or should I say the unflavoured and economically disadvantaged groups. 

On Monday 26 th March 2018, Women inmates at Luzira Prisons were excited by the UBTEB staff who visited them with gifts for women and children. It was praise, prayer and worship alongside interaction with inmates and their children.  Read more ...
UBTEB APPOINTS SENIOR STAFF

In line with the UBTEB Strategic Plan, the Board is aiming at efficiency and effectiveness in achieving successful conduct of quality examinations and awards in Uganda. In order to achieve this ultimate objective, the Board through a thorough recruitment processes appointed a Manager Vocational Education, Manager Technical Education and Senior Officer Board Affairs,  Read More ...