A Needs Assessment Study Report
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT
The new Curriculum Framework proposes Eight (8) Learning Areas. The learning associated with each area is part of a broad, general education and lays a foundation for later specialisation.
The proposed curriculum is focusing on Learning Areas as opposed to subjects because learning areas promote a cross-curricula learning and teaching approach. The learners will be able to recognise and apply the relationships between different traditional subjects within the same learning area and across the different learning areas.
One of the aims of reforming the curriculum was to reduce the load on the teaching and make it skills based to enable graduates of Ordinary Level Education relevant to the learners in the society where they live. The subject menu has been reduced to Eight Learning Areas.