The Primary School Curriculum aims at enabling learners to develop competences and life skills for
The learning areas in this framework are:
i) Relating with others in an acceptable way
ii) Interacting, exploring, knowing and using my environment
iii) Taking care of myself for proper growth and development
iv) Developing and using mathematical concepts in my day-to-day experiences
v) Developing and using my language appropriately
The Framework is outcomes and competence based. It focuses on results rather than on goals, aims and objectives. This guide puts great emphasis on observable and measurable skills, knowledge and values to be acquired by the children in the following areas:
i) Personality and emotional relationship
ii) Communication, language and literacy
iii) Problem-solving and mathematical concepts
The Early Childhood Development Policy in the Education Sector approved in 2007 stresses the importance of Early Childhood Education (ECD);
the early stimulation of different parts of the brain to provide social and learning advancement throughout life. Such care does not produce a self-centred child, rather a child, who trusts, is curious, strives to learn new things and is skillful in social interaction.
NCDC has developed the Learning Framework for Early Childhood and a Caregivers Guide to the Learning Framework to help in the enhancement of Early Childhood Education.
Teaching Religious Education enables learners to appreciate and value the mystery and beauty of creation and the interrelationships within it; it fosters good human relationships and respect for the differences between people and above all a range of positive attitudes such as patience, honesty, responsibility, tolerance, joy in life, cooperation, appreciation, sharing, endurance, perseverance, care for other people, and respect for other learners.
Physics is a core subject which is compulsory in O level. It is a subject which unlocks opportunities in science related fields. In primary school curriculum it appears as ‘Integrated Science’ whereby it is blended with other science related subjects to form one examinable subject. The Physics Curriculum is structured in such a way as to introduce the learner to basic concepts in a spiral manner, starting with the simplest and building on it in a systematic way.
Physical Education (PE) is one of the subjects on the Lower Secondary Curriculum Menu. PE is the field of learning which aims at the development of knowledge, understanding, positive social behaviour and attitudes through the following structured learning components: practical physical activities, body exercises and sport skills. It also involves the extended application of the above learning components to the development of physical fitness; health life style and social interaction within safe and structured play environments.