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Education Minister Janet Kataaha Museveni Janet has instructed that guidelines be put in place to ensure that all private institutions enrolling students in vocational courses are assessed at the national level.

Mrs Museveni says all Business, Technical and Vocational learners should be taught for two years and examined by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB), a statutory body mandated to streamline and regulate Vocational professions in Uganda.

She said government acknowledges that vocational education and training (BTVET) is key towards filling the skills gap and solving unemployment problems and that, mechanisms have been put in place for increased engagement in skills development by the “world of work and the industry through the formation of the sector skill councils.”

“Government is committed to supporting all efforts towards skills development. In our education strategic sector plan, we have prioritized the development of a competency profile for each level in our education system. This should feed into the national qualification framework when developed,” Janet said.

She made the remarks today while receiving Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) results for May/June examination set at the office of the Prime Minister, Kampala.

According to the results presented by UBTEB Executive Secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye, a total of 6,730 (2,880 female and 3,850 male) registered for examination during the period.

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