UBTEB releases 1st phase of Nov/Dec 2017 Examinations Results
On 30th January 2018. Minister of Education and Sports released the Uganda Community Polytechnic Certificate (UCPC) results at UBTEB Secretariat in Ntinda.
Hon. Nansubuga Rosemary Sseninde represented the Minister of Education and Sports. The Executive Secretary UBTEB CPA Oyesigye Onesmus stated that the release of the results of UCPC alone is the first time and is to enable students to proceed to the next level of career advancement. "As you may be aware, for this particular release today, you will be releasing the results for Uganda Community Polytechnics Programs only. The rest of other results are still being processed and will be released in late March, 2018." Oyesigye stated.
Oyesigye added that the early release of results will allow the graduates of this category of programs equal chance of being admitted together with those from O-level into national Certificate programs in BTVET institutions on Government sponsorship or to join the world of work, depending on individuals career plan and available opportunity.
On the number of registered candidates , Oyesigye stated "Compared to November/December 2016 registration, there was a 0.4% increase in registration; from 4,629 in 2016 to 4,647 in 2017 and a corresponding 10.8% increase in number of registered Examination Centers from 102 in 2016 to 113 in 2017".
He further noted that female candidates dominated in Garment designs and construction and Food preparation while male did well in all other programs. It was observed that Block laying, Motor Vehicle mechanics and Garment designs presented many candidates compared to all other programs.
On performance, Oyesigye reported that there was a slight drop in the performance of candidates compared to 2016. "Generally, for all programs, out of the total of 4,283 candidates who sat for examinations for end of program examinations, 3,408(79.6%) successfully completed their course while 875 (20.4%) have one or more subjects to improve upon their competencies, before completing their various programs. Compared to November/December 2016 results, there is a 0.5% drop in completion rates."
The Board registered no malpractice and this was attributed to integrity and professionalism of staff and other personnel involved in the conduct of examinations.
The Board is grateful to all stakeholders for the support rendered to enable successful conduct and release of UCPC results.