Parliament halts the implementation of new curriculum for secondary

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By our reporter

Parliament on Tuesday halted the implementation of the new curriculum for revised lower secondary schools.

The motion was moved by Hon Nandala Mafabi and supported by the whole House.

This followed a long debate on a statement by the Minister of State for Education Hon Rosemary Seninde on rollout of the lower secondary school curriculum which failed to convince the house.

In her presentation, Seninde said the current curriculum was designed in the 1960s to address mainly producing the human resource for white collar jobs.

The government currently has a different development agenda to address the country’s transformation.

She  said lower secondary level is still Basic education and that learners are exposed to a variety of subjects to widen their scope of thinking and enable their intellectual ability to grow.

The halted new curriculum replaces termly exams with projects that students will undertake every end of topic.however teachers will be giving end of year exams in order to give feedback to parents and gurdians.

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