As part of implementing TVET Policy 2019 reforms, UBTEB has embarked on the process of conducting modular assessments for TVET programmes. On the 14th December 2021, the Board held a consultative workshop for the principals of Uganda Community Polytechnics, the world of work and officials from the TVET Operations and Management Department. As part of stakeholder involvement in the implementation of reforms, Executive Secretary Oyesigye Onesmus called upon the stakeholders to collaborate with the Board in enabling effective and successful implementation of the reforms. “The Board is grateful to the stakeholders who submitted their input in the development of the modular assessment syllabi namely, the Department of TVET-O&M, the world of work, Lecturers/instructors from TVET Institutions, professional bodies among others. We are glad to inform you that your input was so constructive and we were able to adopt it in this draft syllabi before you”. Oyesigye stated.

In his remarks, Mr David Mubiru who represented the Commissioner TVET Operations and management called upon the Heads of Centres to be flexible and adjust in order to implement the TVET reforms in TVET training, delivery and assessment. He thanked UBTEB for fast-tracking the implementation of the TVET reforms.

The Executive Secretary UBTEB highlighted the benefits of the TVET reforms in line with the national development agenda. “Competencies, flexibility in learning and employability are the main emphases in this modularized TVET assessment syllabus which are also echoed in the NDP III, the TVET 2019, UBTEB Strategic Plan and demands from potential employers”. Oyesigye emphasized.

Oyesigye thanked the partners from the world work whose contribution is vital in implementing the reforms in TVET assessment. He informed the participants that the Board is already implementing tripartite assessment in order to realise the goals of producing competent TVET graduates.

Source: Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board