The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) is today set to release results of 21,190 students that sat for examinations last year.
But unlike last year when the examinations body invited some of the candidates and principals of colleges, this year because of the COVID-19 disease, only 15 people have been invited to witness the release.
Narasi Kambaho Anyijuka, the senior communication and public relations officer at UBTEB says they decided to release the results early enough to give students ample time to apply to join other higher institutions of learning.
“Previously we could invite as many as 200 people but we have been forced to cut down on numbers due to the ministry of Health gathering guidelines. We consulted with the ministry of Education and agreed to have few people attend,” said Kambaho.
The 15 invited people include the state minister of Education for Higher Education, two representatives of the examination board and five members of the UBTEB secretariat.
The results to be released belong to 4,810 females and 16,380 males who sat for examinations for the National technical certificate programmes, business programmes and physics and biological sciences. The candidates sat for the examinations at 556 examination centres.
Candidates who will be receiving their diplomas will be able to apply for degrees at higher institutions of learning while those with certificates will be able to apply for diplomas once schools and education institutions re-open.