The new curriculum to wait
The implementation of the new secondary school curriculum for will not be possible to roll out in the 2014/15 academic year due to technical and logistical challenges, says the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
In a press statement released on Monday, 1st September, 2014 the ministry informs the general public that “due to technical and logistical challenges being faced in the provision of teaching and learning materials to support the curriculum implementation, it will not be possible to roll out the curriculum in the 2014/15 academic year.”
Once implemented, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology says the new curriculum aims at equipping students with learners centred approaches, adequate and relevant skills to cope with tertiary education, world of work and life in general.
It also aims at incorporating into the curriculum critical contemporary and cross-cutting issues such as Gender Equity, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), HIV and AIDS, Financial Literacy, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Peace Education, Environmental Conservation, Special Needs Education, Democracy, Human Rights, Governance and Entrepreneurship.
Apart from improving the acquisition of language skills and reading culture among learners, the new curriculum also aims at improving teaching and learning of science subjects.