President, University VCs meet over curriculum development
President Yoweri Museveni has directed that each public university seconds a lecturer to work with National Curriculum Development Center on the proposed reforms of the Lower and Secondary Education Curriculum.
The intended reforms will see a reduction in the number of subjects taught in schools from the current 48 to 14 so as to cut out repetition, duplication and overload of subjects on students.
President Museveni on Wednesday met officials from National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC), Education Ministry Officials led by First Lady and Minister Janet Kataha Museveni as well as Vice Chancellors of all Public Universities in Uganda.
At the meeting at State House Entebbe, the president emphasized the need to reduce the number of subjects taught in schools from the current 48 to 14 and urged the team to identify loop holes with a view to cut out repetition, duplication and overload of subjects on students.
He said the move if well monitored, will be easier in terms of content and work load for students. He noted that practical skills as well as linkages of knowledge to real life experiences should be emphasized
The meeting agreed to improve the current curriculum especially on reduction of subjects, linking subjects taught to real life and reducing on the time children spend at school to allow them have time to interact with home environment.
Janet Museveni commended the committee that seeks to address the new challenges in the education curriculum, calling on all the stake holders to work together to see that the revised curriculum helps a Ugandan child to reduce on the work load and perform better.