KAMPALA – The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ocan has advised the Ministry of Education and Sports, National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) and Finance Ministry heed to Parliament’s decision of halting the implementation of the new curriculum saying it was in good faith.
Ms. Aol in an interview MPs needed had raised serious concerns that needed to be addressed from the curriculum is implemented.
“There is a need to first consult all the stakeholders comprehensively because we don’t see the reason why the government is rushing to implement it when they are not ready. If you want to build a firm house, you don’t put a weak foundation but a strong one so that it does not collapse,” she noted.
The LoP said that if the government wants to have quality in education then it should conduct thorough research from the levels to accommodate all views.
Members of Parliament on Education Committee members of the education committee raised a concern over the issue saying the teachers were not given enough skills to implement the curriculum.
Parliament had halted the implementation of the new curriculum, but the government after a crisis meeting held at State House cleared it, causing a massive uproar in the corridors of Parliament.
Grace Baguma the Director National Curriculum Development Centre said MPs should back off the new curriculum saying Parliament can only support the ministry in its bid to implement it.
The new curriculum had been scheduled to start this school term.
The ministry has earmarked UGX143 billion to conduct training and create awareness of the controversial program.