Vocational and technical institutes examination results out

By Alice Lubwama
The directorate of industrial training and the Uganda business and technical examinations board has released results for vocational and technical examinations for October November,December 2818,indicating an improvement in the enrollment of candidates.

The results being released at office of the prime minister at function presided over by the first lady who is also minister of education Janet museveni show that female candidates still dominate business programs leaving the vocational programs to their male counterparts.

The overall enrollment of male students tripled that of females in technical programes.

Releasing the business and technical examinations, the
Executive secretary of UBTEB Onesmus oyesigye called for a campaign to attract more female in the technical training saying because this will reduce on the level of unemployment.

About 69candidates will have their results cancelled due to examination malpractices.

The vocational and technical examination bodies observed that most institutions we’re teaching subjects like soft skills,entrepreneurship,and mathematics with out the technical background affecting the performance of candidates in mathematics, English and computer aided drawing.

The regulatory bodies for the vocational and technical institutions also want the ministry of education to prevail over the instructions which are issuing certificates to candidates without them being assessed by these bodies.

UBTEB has also asked the first lady Janet Museveni to act as a role model for the young girls to attract them into vocational education.

Government approves Technical ,vocational education and training policy

By Alice Lubwama
After years of government rallying Ugandans to appreciate technical education, cabinet has finally approved the Technical, Vocational Education and Training “TVET” Policy.

The deputy government spokesperson Col Shaban Bantariza says the new Policy will focus on the establishment of an employer led TVET System and also develop a TVET Qualification Framework that is harmonized with the Regional Framework.

Bantariza says under this policy, government will also promote public awareness and perception on technical and vocational education and also ensure sustainable financing of this education so that it can be more accessible and a quality one.

In another development Cabinet has also approved the Principles for the Mining and Minerals Bill, 2019 which will among other things organise artisans and regulate the mining sector.

Briefing journalists about the resolutions made by cabinet on Monday at statehouse, the deputy director of the Media Center Col.Shaban Bantariza says the bill will ensure equitable, accountable and transparent management of Mineral revenues.

He adds that the bill will also promote local content and national participation in the mineral industry.

The bill will also promote and protect Health, Safety and Environment in the Mineral Industry.