2019 UBTEB May/June: 24,000 to Sit for Examinations Nationwide

Over Twenty Four Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty One {24,161} Candidates will Sit for the Uganda Business and Technical 16th Examinations Board, UBTEB May/June Examination for 2019/2020 Academic Session Nationwide.

Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) is set to conduct its 16th Examinations series for 24,161 students registered from 202 examination centers across the country. 

The examinations will start on Friday 17th May 2019 to 17th June 2019. The May/June 2019 examinations series will be conducted in three phases. 

The first phase of examinations include Technical Diploma and Higher Diploma programmes and will start on 17th May 2019 with briefing of candidates and end on 31st May 2019, phase two examinations shall start on 28th May 2019 and end on 13th June 2019. Phase three examinations will commence on 31st May 2019 up to 17th June 2019.

The Board has registered an increase in the number of candidates from 23,560 candidates in May/June 2018 examination series to 24,161 candidates of May/June 2019 examination series representing a 9.3% increase. 

The Board has continued to register bigger enrolment of candidates in Vocational training institutions and other training institutions accredited all over the country. 

During these examinations series, we have registered an increase in the number of examinations centres that presented candidates for examinations from 173 in 2018 to 202 in 2019

The increase in the number of candidates is attributed to the achievements of the Skilling Uganda strategy where the much emphasis has been put on promoting demand driven courses offered by various accredited training institutions including Universities for post O’level and post A’level vocational and specialized programmes.

The Board registered candidates for Business Diploma and Certificate programmes, Technical National Diploma and Higher Diploma programmes and other specialized Academic programmes including Fisheries, Meteorology, Agriculture, Wild life and Lands and Survey.

The Examinations to be conducted shall have both theory and practical papers as the Board conducts Competence Based Examinations that follow Uganda Vocational Qualifications Framework. This mode of assessment ensures that UBTEB students graduate with requisite hands on skills that meet in the Labour market.

The Board will deployed over 600 Examination managers and supervisors who are charged with the responsibility of ensuring supervision, monitoring and security of examinations at different examinations centres throughout the country.

The Board appeals to all Heads of Centres to observe Examination Regulations for the successful conduct of examinations. 

Candidates are encouraged to desist from any form of malpractice. The Board’s regulations recommend for tough punishments for any candidate or institutions involved in any form of examination malpractice ranging from cancellation of results, imprisonment, and withdrawal of examination center among others. 

The Board revised upwards the punitive measures for examination malpractices which will be implemented beginning with May/June, 2019 examination series. These are indicated below;

Malpractice Penalty
(a) Collusion to cheat examinations cancel results of entire semester
(b) Smuggling unauthorized materials cancel results of entire semester
(c) Use of phones, programmable cancel results of entire semester 

Calculators and watches
(d) Writing on Body parts cancel results of entire semester
(e) Writing on the question paper caution
(f) Second offender for offense (e) cancel results of the paper in which the malpractice is committed
(g) Second time offender for (a)-(d) Cancel results and suspension from UBTEB exams for the entire 

Academic Year.
(h) Third time offender Disqualify from programme and cancel all  Examinations results.

The Board has conducted briefing of Area Coordinators and Examination Centre Supervisors in the whole country to ensure that there is maximum adherence to the regulations on conduct of examinations during the May/June 2019 examinations.

The Board wishes all candidates and Heads of Training institutions successful conduct of May/June 2019 Examinations.

“Setting Pace for Quality Assessment”