• The new curriculum also saw a number of subjects including History, Political Science, Kiswahili, and Physical Education made compulsory for senior one and two
  • The new curriculum was aimed at reducing teaching subjects from 43 to 21 among many other things but the new developments leave schools and teachers confused

 

Parliament last night suspended the newly launched O’level curriculum after a motion moved by Hon Nandala Mafabi was supported by the entire House.

The Education Ministry through the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) recently announced that it had revised the curriculum scrapping off termly exams to replace them with projects that students will do at every end of the topic whereas teachers will be required to take note of students’ progress before new topics are introduced.

The new curriculum also saw a number of subjects including History, Political Science, Kiswahili, and Physical Education made compulsory for senior one and two whereas, for senior three and four students, History and Political Science are also compulsory, a move that baffled several Members of Parliament.

However, Parliament cited limited consultations done before rolling it out, numbers of days set aside to train teachers and the fact that there was no budget for its implementation as some of the reasons as to why the implementation was suspended.

Led by Joseph Ssewungu who is also a trained teacher, a section of MPs had earlier claimed that the implementation of the curriculum is not budgeted for in the 2020/2021 budget but the same curriculum had earlier been approved by the Cabinet, something that has since left school owners and stakeholders in the education sector confused on what development to implement.

The new curriculum was aimed at reducing teaching subjects from 43 to 21 among many other things but the new developments leave schools and teachers confused about what to do next because a number of schools across the country have officially opened for the first term of 2020.

 

 

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