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Chemistry is embedded in Science taught at primary level, but introduced to learners for the first time as a subject at secondary level. The knowledge of Chemistry is necessary in the understanding of composition, properties and behaviour changes of matter that form the environment. Chemistry is a practical subject where scientific concepts, principles and skills are developed through experimental investigations. It is therefore, learnt best through discovery method.


Primary Science forms an introductory to Biology through discussions on environmental issues and major human body systems and their functions. While at secondary education students try out new and interesting practical activities. These promote development of investigative and problem solving skills. 

Agriculture Principles and Practices

Agriculture is the mainstay for the economic growth and development of many developing countries including Uganda. For instance up to about 80 percent of Uganda population find their livelihood basically from agriculture. There is, therefore, an urgent need to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes of the indigenous Ugandan (as agricultural professionals and farmers). These Ugandans need the critical necessary skills and knowledge in agriculture. This is required to facilitate and enhance the crucial role agriculture plays in National development. 


Mathematics is an indispensable tool for everyday life, in the development of Science, Technology and Commerce. Mathematical

skills, knowledge, concepts and processes enable the learner to investigate and interpret numerical and spatial relationships, and patterns that exist in the world. The competences determine what is to be learned at each level. The following themes are packaged for the Upper Primary School Mathematics Curriculum: Sets, Numeracy, Interpretation of Graphs and Data, Measurements, Geometry and Algebra.

Social Studies

Social Studies is designed to equip learners with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes which are required to prepare them for

a living in a physical, social, political, economic  and religious environment as knowledgeable and participating citizens in society.

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Mother Tongue / Local Language

The 1995 Constitution of Uganda designates our nation a multilingual society where 65 indigenous languages are spoken.

Until recently when Kiswahili was declared the second official language, English has been the only official language of Uganda.  For this reason, English is taught at all levels of education to enable learners develop communication skills while at the same time being able to access information written in English.