The Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) through the National Curriculum Development Centre
(NCDC) revised and rolled out a New Competency-based Curriculum to learners of Senior one in
New Curriculum rollout highlights
- The new Lower Secondary Curriculum (LSC) was rolled out in a phased-out approach starting in February 2020 with S.1.
- The curriculum was to be rolled out to S.2 in 2021 and subsequently to the next levels of the lower secondary in the preceding years.
- However, the outbreak of Covid 19 and the subsequent closure of schools delayed the progress of implementation.
- In 2022, the pioneers of the New curriculum are in S.2 instead of S.3.
- Before the rollout, 90 National Facilitators, 1600 Master Trainers and 20,000) teachers of S.1 were trained.
- Teacher training took place in 27 SESEMAT Regional Training Centres across the country.
- An average of 4-5 Teachers from each school, both Government aided and Private was trained.
- A total of 6020 schools (both Gov’t & Private) received syllabi books distributed by NCDC between October to December 2019.
- 1500 government schools received S.1 Learner’s prototype books, Teacher’s guides and Training Manuals. Softcopies are available at www.ncdc.go.ug
- The secondary department participated in the training of textbook evaluators at Nabinonya beach organised by the Instructional Materials Unit (IMU) of the Ministry of Education and Sports.
- A total of 350 Master Trainers were trained and subjected to a test for screening to leave only 250 for the textbook evaluation. The exercise took place in November 2020.
- The textbook evaluation took place from November to December 2020 at Nyondo Core Primary Teachers College in Mbale.
- Textbook publishers were trained in 2020.
- NCDC engaged the Members of Parliament on the Committee for Education and Social Services.
- Earlier, NCDC had met NRM members of parliament at Kyankwanzi during their retreat.
- NCDC also engaged Cabinet to sensitize them on the New Curriculum the result of which was the Cabinet pronouncing itself in support of rolling out the NLSC.
- NCDC has engaged with a number of public and private Universities to sensitise lecturers and students on the NLSC.
- The curriculum Framework was developed, printed and distributed to schools. It is composed of the Key Learning Outcomes, the Values, the Generic Skills, Cross-cutting issues and the Curriculum Menu.
- Implementation guidelines were developed to guide stakeholders on the implementation of the New Lower Secondary Curriculum.