Come 30th June 2023, NCDC will be celebrating its 50th birthday.

Anniversary theme: “Quality Curricula for National Transformation.”

On 14th June 2022, the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) launched the 50th-anniversary celebration at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Representatives of education institutions, sister agencies, academia, the private sector, and media and development partners, attended the colourful event.

Chief Guest

Minister of State for Primary Education, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu represented the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports.

Keynote Speakers at the Launch Ceremony

  • Dr David Onen from Makerere University
  • Prof Eddy Tukamushaba from UTAMU
  • Dr Goretti Nakabugo from UWEZO
  • Dr Robinah Nakabo (Makerere University)
  • Dr Saudah Namyalo (Makerere University)
  • Prof Edward Wamala (Makerere University)

Some Key Achievements over the last 50 years

  • Review of Pre-primary and Primary Curriculum
  • Review of Secondary and BTVET curricula.
  • New Competency-Based Lower Secondary Curriculum (CBC) rollout
  • Started on the review of A ‘level curriculum
  • Increased focus on skilling of labour through vocational and apprenticeship training (TVET)
  • In view of reviewing the A ‘level curriculum, needs assessment and consultative meetings with stakeholders.
  • Implementing the language policy


  • Government of Uganda for funding the activities of the institution and providing guidance from time to time to ensure that the curricula developed by the Centre are implemented effectively.
  • Government of Uganda and the Ministry of Education and Sports for continuous support rendered to NCDC.
  • Development partners supported the centre over the years and appealed for more support as NCDC plans to celebrate the golden jubilee.
  • NCDC staff, the Director and her predecessors for the tireless effort, hard work and commitment towards the development of quality curriculum.

Roadmap for the rest of the 50thanniversary celebration

  • Publishing of a souvenir magazine
  • Organising an International Curriculum Conference
  • Launching a Curriculum Journal
  • Holding a Curriculum Exhibition
  • Organising a Corporate March
  • The Grand Ceremony in June 2023

Objectives of the 50-year Celebrations

As stated by the Chairperson of the NDCDC Governing Council, Prof George Laadah Openjuru:

  • To showcase the Centre’s achievements in curriculum development and implementation over the last 50 years
  • To reflect on the curriculum that addresses the education needs of the 21st Century
  • To recognise the contribution of key individuals to the curriculum development process over the past 50 years.
  • To attract support from key stakeholders for the various activities as planned


The colourful launch ceremony was crowned with performances from Nkwanzi Cultural troupe.