Commerce is a popular subject taught in almost all schools throughout the country. It is one of the subjects that empower learners with knowledge and skills as a basis for Business Education in future. However, for many decades, Commerce has been taught without a standardised teaching syllabus. Each school has been designing its own syllabus based on the UNEB Examination Syllabus. Consequently, the noble objective of teaching Commerce in schools is obscured by the desire to excel in the Uganda National Examinations Board Examinations.

The introduction of this Teaching Syllabus is a timely measure to standardise and professionalise the teaching and learning of Commerce at secondary education level.

Teaching Commerce at the secondary education level aims at enabling the learner to acquire the basic commercial knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required to understand the business environment and the commercial language.



Senior One

  1. Nature and Scope of Commerce
  2. Production
  3. Consumption
  4. Home Trade

Senior Two

  1. Business Units
  2. International Trade
  3. Government Involvement in Business

Senior Three

  1. Money and Banking
  2. Insurance
  3. Transport
  4. Ware Housing
  5. Communication

Senior Four

  1. Sales Promotion
  2. Introduction to Basic Business Computations
  3. Final Accounts and Balance Sheet
  4. Taxation