Government plans to conduct a study on the effectiveness of all assessment bodies under the TVET program in efforts to improve the quality of education imparted to the country’s learners. This was revealed on Tuesday during the closure of a weeklong training of examination assessors in Kampala.
The study funded by the Ministry of Education and Sports through the Uganda Skilling project will conduct a diagnostic study of the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) and other assessment bodies involved in the TVET program to improve tertiary education.
This was revealed by Onesmus Oyesigye the Executive Secretary of UBTEB during the closure of a training of assessors meeting held in Kampala.
According to Oyesigye, the diagnostic study is expected to start early May.
Relatedly, UBTEB is to close all substandard examinations centres in efforts to improve the quality of education imparted to learners. There are 526 assessment centres nationally.
The training was premised on the theme; Enhancing competence based assessment in line with TVET reforms in Uganda.
Assessors underwent practical skilling as per their areas of study. For instance in the agricultural sector, 17 assessors underwent physical training at Makerere University’s farm at Kabanyoro.