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UBTEB to release exams results

By Shamim Kafuko

Added 5th February 2019 11:30 AM

Over 5,972 students from 492 Examination Centres sat for the UCPC examinations, which started on November 19 and ended on December 14, 2018. A total of 1,112 were female while 4,860 were male students.

UBTEB to release exams results

Over 5,972 students from 492 Examination Centres sat for the UCPC examinations, which started on November 19 and ended on December 14, 2018. A total of 1,112 were female while 4,860 were male students.

The November,December 2018 Community Polytechnic Certificate and Advanced Craft (UCPC) results will be released on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at UBTEB Secretariat.

The event will be presided over the by Dr John C Muyingo, the State Minister for Higher Education who will represent Mrs Janet Museveni, the Minister for Education and Sports, according to the Executive Secretary for Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board (UBTEB), Onesmus Oyesigye.

Over 5,972 students from 492 Examination Centres sat for the UCPC examinations, which started on November 19 and ended on December 14, 2018.  A total of 1,112 were female while 4,860 were male students.

At this particular level, students are examined in the following vocational courses that include; agriculture, welding and fabrication, plumbing, wood work technology, automotive mechanics, book keeping and book storage, fabric and interior design, leather work and shoe making, electrical installation, among others.

The students admitted on any of the courses under Community Polytechnic certificate and Advanced Craft are those that have successfully completed Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) and have attained between division one and four.

Community Polytechnic Certificate is an equivalent to Uganda Certificate of Education Certificate (UCE) awarded by the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB).

During a briefing today, Onesmus Oyesigye warned the public against treating vocational education as a refuge for failures.

He said the youth need to appreciate vocational skills as these provide greater prospects for job creation.

"Stereotyping vocational education as for failures depicts lack of career guidance. The students and the youth need to appreciate the critical areas, where there are greater prospects of job creation and huge demand for skilled human resource," he said.

Oyesigye called for intensified and compulsory career guidance in primary and secondary schools.

He advised parents to ensure that students go for upgrading in recognised institutions to enable them compete favourably with other graduates in the job market. However, Oyesigye advised parents to watch out for unlicensed institutions.

"Ensure that students enroll for certificate and diploma programmes after senior four and senior six to join training institutions registered by Ministry of Education and Sports, National Council for Higher Education and programmes examined by relevant National Examination Boards," said Oyesigye.

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