Eng. Dr. Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is the new board chairperson of Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB). He was appointed this morning by the First lady and Education and Sports Minister, Janet Kataaha Museveni, according to Narasi Kambaho, the senior UBTEB Information and Communication Officer.
Dr. Mugisha, who also served as the 1st African Vice president of the International Water Association, replaces Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba. The other appointees are Professor Umar Kakumba, the first Deputy Vice Chancellor Makerere University who will represent public Universities while Professor Mauda Kamatenesi, the Vice Chancellor Bishop Stuart University will represent private Universities.
The inauguration of the new Board members is slated for Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 at the UBTEB Secretariat in Ntinda.
The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) is established under statutory instrument number 9 of 2009. It provides for the composition of the Board consisting of 15 members and can co-opt any reasonable number of persons for purposes of discharging its mandate.
Members serve for three years and are eligible for reappointment for a second term. They are drawn from constituents and professionals representing Public Universities, Private Universities, and Principals of training institutions.
The others include Uganda National Examinations Board, National Curriculum Development Centre, Public Service Commission, employers, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Tourism and that of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Ministry of Energy, and Directorate of Industrial Training.
-Roles of UBTEB-
UBTEB is charged with conducting Business Technical Examinations for specialized training Institutions in Uganda; accrediting theory and practical examination centers used for conduct of the examinations; making rules regulating the conduct of the examinations; and establishing and overseeing practical and theoretical question banks.
It also publishes examinations papers; establishes and maintains a data base of the examination results; collaborates with other bodies relevant to its functions; provides feedback to training institutions on examinations; in addition to awarding certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.