First Lady and Education Minister Janet Museveni has appointed Eng. Silver Mugisha the managing director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation as the New Board Chairperson for the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board.
Dr Mugisha take overs from Former Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof Venansius Baryamurerba who has headed the board for three years.
The board’s 15 members are picked from constituents and professionals representing public universities, private universities, Principals of training institutions, Public Service Commission, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda National Examinations Board, National Curriculum Development Centre, Ministry of Trade Tourism and Industry, Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Ministry of Energy, and the Directorate of Industrial Training.
They all serve for three years and are eligible for reappointment for one more term.
Inauguration of the new board is expected to take place today at the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board headquarters in Ntinda.
According to Statutory Instrument 9 of 2009 that created UBTEB, the Board runs committees such as Finance and Administration Committee, Appointments and Disciplinary Committee, Business Education Examinations Committee, Biological Sciences Examinations Committee, Physical Sciences Examinations Committee and Examinations Research Committee.
Other functions are publishing examination papers, establishing and maintain a date base of examination result, collaborating with other bodies relevant to its functions and providing feedback to training institutions on examinations.
Other boards are Examinations Security Committee, the Audit Committee, “and any other Committees as the Board may from time to time determine and appoint”.