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Over 4,000 pass business, technical exams

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 11th October 2019 10:53 AM

The results released by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) on Thursday show a 71% completion rate.

Over 4,000 pass business, technical exams

State minister for higher education John C Muyingo recieaves the UBTEB MAY/JUNE 2019 examinations results from UBTEM board chairman Silver Mugisha during their release, OCTOBER 10, 2019. PHOTO BY MARIA WAMALA

The results released by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) on Thursday show a 71% completion rate.

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KAMPALA - A total of 4,023 students have passed the business and technical exams for May/June 2019, making them eligible for employment.

The results released by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) on Thursday show a 71% completion rate.

Students sat for exams in five categories including: technical diploma, physical and biological diplomas, physical and biological certificate, business diploma and business certificate.

Out of 5,656 candidates who sat for the exams, 1,634 candidates (29%) fell short on the competencies but will be allowed to re-sit the modules. 

  tate minister for higher education ohn  uyingo  ashari south and irector akerere usiness nstitute  athan tungo  board chairman ilver ugisha ommissioner  ajjat afinah usene and  executive secretary nesmus yesigye interact on arrival of the minster uyingo shortly before the release of   2019 examinations results at the  offices in tinda  10 2019    (L-R) State minister for higher education John. C. Muyingo, MP Kashari south and Director Makerere Business Institute (MBI) Nathan Itungo, UBTEB board chairman Silver Mugisha, Commissioner BTVET Hajjat Safinah Musene and UBTEB executive secretary Onesmus Oyesigye interact on arrival of the minster Muyingo shortly before the release of UBTEB MAY/JUNE 2019 examinations results at the UBTEB offices in Ntinda, OCTOBER 10, 2019. PHOTO BY MARIA WAMALA

 
Males performed better than females in technical, physical and biological sciences while females performed better in business diploma and business certificate programmes.

A total of 72 candidates from 12 examination centres were involved in malpractices and await a final verdict which may involve cancellation of their exams.

Onesmus Oyesigye, the UBTEB executive secretary said the technical examinations body was adopting more deterrent measures to curb malpractice.

The state minister for higher education, John C Muyingo encouraged principals of all vocational training institutions to ensure that students under their care have the right skills for the market.

 

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