Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board Accreditation
MINIMUM CRITERIA/STANDARD UPON WHICH GRANTING A UBTEB CENTRE NUMBER MAY BE DETERMINED
- Should possess an original and copies of the certificate of registration/license from the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) or Provisional license from National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). The classification on the certificate/license must be appropriate for the level (Diploma/Certificate) and type of examinations required by the institution.
2. There should be proof of ownership. There could be a land title or a tenancy agreement running for not less than two (2) from the date of application for a centre number.
3. The Head of the institution should be a registered teacher by MoES. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience teaching and managing a training institution is required.
4. There should be at least eight (8) competent registered teachers with formal appointment letters to conduct lessons in all the programs.
5. The institution should have a hall or large classrooms (each with a minimum capacity of 35 candidates at 1.2 m spacing in either direction), which can be used for written examinations. The windows and doors should have lockable shutters. Floors should be properly finished and sound. Weather proof roof with adequate overhang (eaves) beyond the external walls. Temporary or semi-permanent structures shall not be considered.
6. There must be adequate and functional workshops/laboratories/typing rooms/studios/dark rooms (whichever is applicable) for each course offered. The workshops/laboratories/typing pools should have facilities (equipment, tools, machines, chemicals, etc) in matching ratios with the students. In case of plumbing, gas welding and forge work equipment should also be available. Other alternative sources of power in case of power from the national grid is off. For institutions offering Agriculture, farm land with basic necessities should be available, e.g. Animals (large and small) and crop husbandry implements for practical instructions. Aquaculture unit, fish processing unit and a boat yard for fisheries training. Ex-situ for wild life training.
7. Institutions should have adequate furniture for classroom and writing examinations. Single-seater desks are preferred. Writing tops should be of reasonable size to enable candidates to work comfortably.
8. Institutions should have a strong room that is secure with lockable facilities for proper and safe storage of question papers, scripts and other examinations materials. Partitioned, with strong walls that are up to ceiling or roof sheets. The strong room must not be shared with any other person/activity during the examination period.
9. Size of hall/classrooms, size & quantity of furniture will largely determine the examination centre capacity/ceiling. Capacity is the maximum number of candidates a centre may register.
10. The Institution should be located in an environment conducive for learning and conducting examinations. Good and adequate convenient sanitation is a must. The service of a Health Assistant may be sought to ascertain the sanitation standard.
11. For an institution to be considered for a centre for Business/Technical/Specialized education examinations, it must be in position to register a minimum number of thirty (30) candidates overall, and at least five (05) candidates per program.