The number of candidates joining vocational and technical institutions is increasing according to the Uganda business and technical examination board showing that people have started to appreciate skills training.
While announcing the November to December Uganda business and technical examinations, the executive secretary of UBTEB Onesmus Oyesigye said that people have been pushed to do technical studies because they have realized this is where they can easily be employed.
‘ we are seeing un employment even pushing graduates to those courses, parents didn’t want their children to do such studies but they are now sending those with first grades. Oyesigye said
About 46,659 candidates will sit for the UBTEB exams which commence on 19 the 19th of this month and end on 26 November.
Oyesigye said over 450 scouts plus 5,658 supervisors have been deployed to monitor the exams. The Uganda business and technical examinations board have also warned parents against sending their children to vocational institutions that are not registered with the board as their qualifications will not be recognized.