By | December 29, 2023

UBTEB Accreditation Of Examination Centres

The UBTEB examinations shall be conducted at registered examination centres that have been inspected and accredited by the Board as suitable for the conduct of examinations.

An institution shall possess the following to be accredited for conducting UBTEB examinations a minimum of a letter of interim authority or certificate of registration for the case of Tertiary Institutions governed by the University and other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2003, or a license from the Ministry of Education and Sports or proof that the institution is government-aided or government-founded; a letter of recommendation from the District or Municipal education officer;

An appropriate strong room in which to keep examination materials forwarded to the institution before the commencement of the examinations; an examination hall or classroom which can accommodate a minimum of thirty
(30) candidates in one sitting; functional workshops or laboratories relevant to the programmes offered;

a functional aquaculture unit, fish processing unit, and boat yard for the case of
Fisheries Training Institutions;

a functional garden and laboratory for agricultural institutions;

a functional herbarium or nursery bed for forestry institutions;

an ex-situ for wildlife training institutions;

a functional calibration network or baseline for land management and survey institutions;

a functional meteorological station for meteorological institutions;

firefighting equipment is placed in strategic places in case of fire outbreaks and
fire escape routes;

teaching and support staff to manage the academic programmes to be examined;

approved curriculum by the National Curriculum Development Centre or curriculum developed by institutions but accredited by the National Council for Higher Education for the case of Tertiary institutions;

sufficient furniture such as tables, desks, benches, and chairs to be used in
examination halls, workshops, and laboratories;

an equipped typing pool for business institutions instructing secretarial and stenography courses;

an equipped radio studio and photo studio for journalism courses;

an equipped salon for cosmetology courses; and (s) any other minimum standards issued in respect of any other field from time to time by the Board.

Procedure for Accreditation
The procedure for accreditation as a UBTEB examination centre shall be as follows-

a training institution shall obtain an application form for accreditation and registration from the Secretariat of the Board or download from the website and thereafter pay an inspection fee determined by the Board. filled copies of the application form shall be returned to the Board for further verification within two weeks;

the Board shall upon inspection and satisfaction that the training institution complies with the accreditation requirements, issues a provisional letter of accreditation, stating the examination centre number, programmes accredited and any other suggestions for improvement necessary for the final issuance of the Certificate of accreditation as proof of status as a UBTEB examinations centre;

the centre shall prepare a report on the maintenance of the standards for accreditation
which the Board shall review annually to ensure that the minimum standards are

upon comprehensive re-inspection and satisfactory performance of the provisional
centre, the Board shall issue a Certificate of accreditation as proof of status as a
UBTEB examinations centre;

a centre shall not be allowed to register candidates if it doesn’t meet a minimum of thirty candidates for all programmes and at least five for each programme and a centre with less than the minimum candidature for registration may on its make arrangements to register candidates with another qualifying centre;

a training institution that provides wrong information and falsifies ownership of facilities or equipment at the time of inspection shall if found guilty be subject to withdrawal or suspension of the centre for at least 6 months but not exceeding 2 years, and the Board reserves the right to suspend or withdraw an examination centre if it does not present a candidate for examination for two years from the date of obtaining, ceases to satisfy the accreditation requirements, regulations and ethical standards of an accredited examinations centre and UBETB reserves the right to publicise the status of a centre.


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