BY ISAAC MUGERA, Communications Officer, OPM

The Administrator of the National COVID-19 Response Fund, Ms. Dorothy Kisaka has received One Million, Seven Hundred Ninety Thousand Shillings (1,790,000/-) contributed by 45 staff of the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) for the COVID-19 response.

The staff, who were represented by the UBTEB Senior Communications Officer, Mr. Narasi Kambaho, and the Administrative Officer, Human Resource, Ms. Diana Kawoozo; delivered the money this morning and handed it over to Ms. Dorothy Kisaka in the First Floor Boardroom at the OPM headquarters in Kampala. The delivery was made in the presence of the OPM Head of Communications and Advisor to the Prime Minister, Mr. Julius Mucunguzi.

Ms. Dorothy Kisaka signing the acknowledgement form for the receipt of the donation from UBTEB

Ms. Dorothy Kisaka thanked the UBTEB team for sacrificing their earnings to support government in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when the economy is not at its best. She added that Staff from many other government and private organizations have come forward to support the COVID-19 cause, and that government is very grateful for this.

Mr. Kambaho, conveyed warm greetings from UBTEB to the OPM staff and Management, and said that UBTEB is glad to be part of the efforts of the COVID-19 National Taskforce at the OPM.

Mr. Kambaho and Ms. Kawoozo (Left), hand over the money to Ms. Dotothy Kisaka (Center), as Mr. Mucunguzi Julius (Right) looks on

Ms. Diana Kawoozo said that one of the major challenges that UBTEB faces currently is the attitude of people towards Vocational and Technical studies, that it’s a path for academic failures. She said that the organization is doing its best to sensitize the masses against this negative attitude.

The UBTEB is mandated to streamline, regulate and coordinate examinations and awards in the Business and Technical profession in Uganda by Statutory Instrument No. 9 of 2009.

The UBTEB Regulations 2009, Statutory Instrument No. 9 operationalizes the BTVET Act, 2008 that provides for the promotion and coordination of BTVET; the principles governing BTVET; the establishment of the Institutional framework for the promotion and coordination of BTVET; the establishment of the Uganda Qualifications framework and the financing of BTVET and for other related matters.