The Ministry of Education and Sports through the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) had ordered all Secondary Schools to embrace the new O – Level curriculum with effect from Monday 12th April 2021 when Senior One students are expected to report to school.
Basing on Grace Vagina, the director of NCDC, the new curriculum is meant to create a shift in the learning experience and allow students to fully interact with all the learning material at their disposal.
“The Ministry of Education and Sports through the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) therefore undertook a review of the lower secondary curriculum aimed at providing a learning environment, opportunities, interactions, tasks and instructions that foster deep learning by putting the learner at the centre of the learning experience,” she said.
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Students are expected to attain hands-on skills as the classes will engage in practical study instead of focusing on theoretical work throughout the learning process.
She passed a stun warning to private schools and asked them to fully practice the new curriculum that avoids the temptation of using a mixture of both the old and new curriculum.
Although the implementation of this curriculum was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2021, all schools are expected to cooperate.
Directorate of Education Standards (DES) and district administrators are motivated to regularly check on schools and ensure that the schools especially private schools are at par with the expectations of the Ministry of Education and Sports.