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UBTEB Scrutinized Over Unequal Distribution Of Technical Institutions

UBTEB Scrutinized Over Unequal Distribution Of Technical Institutions

Legislators have tasked the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board to ensure equal distribution of technical institutes in Uganda.

On Friday, members of the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports carried out an oversight visit to UBTEB.

The Committee chairperson, John Twesigye said unequal distribution of Technical Institutions in the country is a crucial issue. He, therefore, said it should be addressed by the Board immediately.

‘’THE Beard should advise the Ministry of Education to spread oil and gas institutions across the country. Why do oil companies like Shell reject working with students examined by UBTEB? Are we not having required certifications?’’ Busia Municipality MP Godfrey Macho said.

Jane Awici the Kaberamaido District MP from NRM also raised concern over mushrooming technical institutions. She said the majority are tainting the image of authentic government institutions.

‘’Many institutions are now claiming to be examined by UBTEB and yet after three years of studying, one has no documents. Have you ever investigated such institutions?’’ Awici asked.

Brenda Nabukenya, the Shadow Minister for Education also advised UBTEB to lead streamlining of technical education. She said this because there is a duplication of services, especially with Kyambogo University.

He said that these institutions all benefit Ugandans, irrespective of their location.

He further asked the MPs to streamline the issue of Universities assessing courses that UBTEB assesses.

The Board Executive Secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye also appealed for the allocation of Shs26 billion.

Furthermore, he said these funds will help towards the construction of an assessment centre for the Board.

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