By Martha Nakimuli
National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) has introduced a new curriculum for secondary school students in ordinary level which will take effect starting 2015.
In this new curriculum, more emphasis will be put on practical education than theory teaching.
According to Ms Angela Kyagaba, the CURASSE coordinator, the the current curriculum will be repackaged to form this new curriculum in order to ensure that it matches the changing needs of society.
NCDC has now embarked on holding workshops countrywide to collect views of various stakeholders which will be incorporated in the new curriculum.
Recently, government also revised the primary teachers’ education curriculum where three subjects including Agriculture, Kiswahili and Early Childhood Development were added.Earlier changes included making Mathematics or IT compulsory at A level.
The proposed new O -Level curriculum comes at a time when government is also planning to roll out the ‘Skilling Uganda’ programme where learning will be designed with short courses for senior four leavers, school drop-outs and graduates
Currently, 32 subjects are offered at O-Level but students can make a choice of up to eight or ten.