KAMPALA — The Ministry of Education has on Tuesday January 28 extended the reporting date for students in the schools acting as SESEMAT Training Centers.
In a statement, the ministry says the move is to create time for conducting training for Master trainers,on the new lower secondary curriculum.
The official opening date for Term One for the schools schools is move to 10th February, not 3rd like the rest of the schools as stated in the 2020 school calendar.
The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) is currently training selected teachers on how to deliver the new curriculum.
The new curriculum will be rolled out when this year’s school calendar begins on February 3.
The selected teachers are being training then train their colleagues.
The trainers are taking through an estimated 50,000 other teachers working both in private and government-aided schools, who will be handling Senior One students.
The training started on Monday 27.
The government last year announced changes in the lower secondary education curriculum in which teaching subjects were massively cut from 43 to 21.
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.
State Minister for Primary Education, Ms Rosemary Seninde, said they are ready to implement the curriculum and asked the public not to be scared of the changes since they will be available to address any emerging issues in the course of the year.
“The government is committed to roll the curriculum out. As we progress, we will get the money. We must not think that things are going to be totally new. They are not too different. And it is not that teachers don’t know what they are going to do. It is how they are going to do it that we must take them through. Don’t worry much about the curriculum,” she said while addressing journalists during the Senior One selection.
Below is the list of schools affected.
1. Kiteredde S.S
2. Iganga S.S
3. St.Marys’ Coll. Kisubi
4. Trinity College Nabbingo
5. Tororo Girls School
6. Masaka S.S
7 .Mvara S.S
8. St Aloysius Nyapea
9. Jinja College
10. Kamonkoli College
11. Moyo S.S
12. Moroto High
13. Teso College Aloet
14. Sebei College Tegeres
15. Mityana S.S
16. Lango College
17. Sacred Heart Gulu
18. Kibuli S.S
19. Lubaga S.S
20 .Mt. St Marys College Namagunga
21. Ndejje S.S
22. Kitende S,S
23. Ntare School
24.Sacred Heart Mushanga
25. Bukulula Girls
26. Muntuyera High School Kitunga
27.St Mary’s Rushoroza
28. Duhaga S.S
29. Nyakasura High School
30. Nsenyi Girls S.S