UBTEB convenes workshop for TVET Assessment Working Groups in Mbale
By: Melanie Aanyu
Principal’s of various technical institutions in Uganda under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training-TVET policy, have been encouraged to closely monitor activities and stuff at their college’s in order to produce a competent workforce.
This was revealed by Ms Nasaza Jalia the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) Vocational Education Manager during a workshop organized by (UBTEB) today, to give feedback about the conduct of the national UBTEB examinations that were conducted in August and issues that arose from those exams conducted after Covid.
While presenting the achievements and milestones of the board, Ms Nasaza said some institutional heads have failed to carefully interpret examination timetables which makes some of the candidates miss exams.
Speaking at the end of the workshop she said UBTEB shared with the TVET the challenges they met while conducting the new modular assessment and the institutions have given them some recommendations to be implemented as well.
‘We Identify the issues and propose recommendations to the Training Institutions because we believe this will enable them improve on the Tvet’
Some of the challenges she revealed include late registration of students which has affected the students competence because they end up missing examinations.
The workshop held at Uganda Technical College (UTC) – Elgon, Mbale City was also intended to align TVET delivery and assessment in line with NDPIII and TVET Policy.
Meanwhile Mr. Onesmus Oyesigye the Executive Secretary UBTEB congratulated principals on having undertaken the newly designed modular assessment in their respective institutions .
He also encouraged each head of the training institution to secure a copy of the TVET policy from the ministry and the TVET policy implementation secretariat.
Mr. Mulima Paul Principal Uganda Technical College UTC – Elgon said parents should encourage their children to take on technical skills courses because it’s now the way to go.
He however revealed that they are still faced with the challenge of limited space with the growing number of entrants to the institution.