KAMPALA – National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) will on Monday, January 13 start training selected teachers on how to deliver the new O level curriculum.
According to the Ministry of Education and Sports, the new Curriculum will be rolled out when this year’s school calendar begins on February 3.
“The training will also be extended at a later stage to an estimated 50,000 other teachers working both in private and government-aided schools who will be handling Senior One students,” reads a statement from the ministry.
The government on January 9 announced changes in the lower secondary education curriculum in which teaching subjects have been reduced from 43 to 21.
The Chinese language has been added to the menu of foreign languages while Kiswahili, Physical Education, and Entrepreneurship Education are compulsory for learners in senior one and two.
Under the new curriculum, teachers will compile the learners’ achievements under the formative assessment in the four-year cycle, find an average score and submit it to the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) to contribute at least 20 percent in the final national examinations grading
Subjects of the New Lower Secondary (‘O’) Level Curriculum
S1- S2 (11 Compulsory plus 1 Elective)
Compulsory subjects: English, Mathematics, History & Political Education, Geography, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Religious Education, Entrepreneurship, Kiswahili.
1 Elective from: Agriculture, Information Communication Technology, French / German/Latin / Arabic/Chinese, Local Language, Literature in English, Art, and Design, Performing Arts, Technology and Design, Nutrition and Food Technology.
S3 – S4 (7 compulsory plus 2 Electives)
Compulsory Subjects: English, Mathematics, History and Political Education, Geography, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.
Practical (Pre-vocational elective) Subjects: Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Art and Design, ICT, Nutrition and Food Technology, Performing Arts, Technology and Design and Physical Education.
Language Electives: Foreign Languages, Kiswahili, Literature, Local languages.
Religious Education Electives: Christian Religious Education and Islamic Religious Education.