candidates are expected to sit for the Uganda Business and Technical
Examination Board national exams next week.
According to the
examination body, examinations will start on January 24, 2022, and end on
February 2. 7,991 candidates are females while 7,800 candidates are
males, 63 of the registered candidates are special needs students with visual
impairments, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and also those with
learning disabilities like dyslexia.
Only three courses will
be examined. These include; Higher National Diploma- Technical and Vocational;
Biological and Agricultural Sciences; and Business and Humanities.
Secretary UBTEB Onesmus Oyesigye urged heads of schools to brief the candidates
well prior to the start of the examinations. He says often students are involved in examination malpractices.
"The board encourages all heads of centers to brief candidates in
accordance with UBTEB rules on the conduct of examinations. The board encourages
candidates to adhere to these rules and avoid involvement in any form of
examinations malpractice," he said.
This will be the board's
first time to assess learned under the modular assessment syllabi that was
begun this year.
Oyesigye says that with
time, they hope modular assessment will help eradicate examination malpractice.
At the board's examination result release last year, eight cases of malpractice
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In addition to this,
Oyesigye urged all centres and students to adhere to all the standard operating
procedures so as to avoid the spread of COVID-19.