Changes in uganda curriculum

Teachers' concern "Those subjects which were dropped or merged had teachers, where are they going? Some key areas in the sciences such as earth sciences, an area of emerging economic significance, have no mention.

By Kungu Al-mahadi Adam 3. Core Values.

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Some key areas in the sciences such as earth sciences, an area of emerging economic significance, have no mention. Asked about whether they teachers who are the implementers of the Curriculum were part of its formulation, he responded to the contrary, saying the fate of the teachers of the scrapped subjects is also unknown to them yet. Key facts Enrolment at secondary level doubled for girls and boys between and , but quality of education is falling. The objectives of the reform To promote effective learning and acquisition of skills To address the needs of all students and lay the foundation for improved pedagogy and assessment procedures which allow learners to more effectively realise their full potential and demonstrate their achievements To address the social and economic needs of the country by meeting the educational needs of learners who will take jobs in the world of work, become self-employed people or pursue academic studies beyond senior four. Value and benefits These reforms will address the social and economic needs of Uganda — helping it move towards a system where the needs of all learners are met and their full potential is realised. In spite of new subjects and new content being added, important major areas remain excluded. The problem was that we had packaged it in learning areas, but we had to retain the subject-based approach as advised," he said, adding: "The new curriculum we have designed is competence-based as opposed to objectives. It is unclear how this competence will be tested.

According to Nambi, once government releases the funds, NCDC will immediately embark on this process. She adds that NCDC will only be focusing on changing the methodology to emphasize a learner-centred approach as opposed to one which focuses on the teacher has been the case. In DecemberPresident Museveni refused to endorse the new proposals by NCDC ordering a fresh review, which has given birth to the new one, anticipated to start in February next year.

The re-conceptualised curriculum will develop the learning skills needed to ensure that all graduating students can think critically and study effectively, that they possess the range of generic skills to be successful in their personal and social lives, in making a living, and rendering them employable in the widest sense.

The findings from these studies are guiding the reform process. The objectives of the reform To promote effective learning and acquisition of skills To address the needs of all students and lay the foundation for improved pedagogy and assessment procedures which allow learners to more effectively realise their full potential and demonstrate their achievements To address the social and economic needs of the country by meeting the educational needs of learners who will take jobs in the world of work, become self-employed people or pursue academic studies beyond senior four.

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Background of the reform Over the past 30 years, the lower secondary curriculum has only been changed by adding content. Key facts Enrolment at secondary level doubled for girls and boys between andbut quality of education is falling.

The teaching of North American geography and Canadian Prairies, which is about mass wheat growing, has been scrapped. It will encourage teachers look at what students are able to do on a particular topic before they proceed to another.

A radical shift within the secondary education sub-sector is required; from a curriculum that was initially designed for an elite minority of elite children bound for positions within the public service, to a curriculum that allows every learner to develop understandings and skills according to his or her ability.

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