Uganda ready to implement new secondary curriculum


The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business in Parliament, Robinah Nabbanja, has informed legislators that Uganda’s education sector is on course to rolling out the new lower secondary school curriculum when schools reopen in January 2022.

“Government has recruited and deployed 1,598 staff in the newly completed seed secondary schools under the Uganda Inter-governmental Fiscal Transfers Programme. The recruitment of the remaining 1,409 posts has also commenced and will be completed in this financial year 2021/2022,” said Nabbanja.

According to the premier, staffing and purchase of instructional materials are key areas in ensuring effective implementation of the new curriculum.

Institutions of learning across Uganda have been closed since March 2020, following a directive by President Yoweri Museveni, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

She explained that government has also identified Shs45.8 billion that will support recruitment of 3,594 teaching and non-teaching staff over a two-year period.

Nabbanja said that instructional materials for the lower secondary curriculum, that is, senior one and senior two, have been procured and will be delivered by end of January 2022, whereas the procurement of materials for senior three and senior four is ongoing.

The Prime Minister was on Thursday, 02 December 2021, responding to queries by Bukomansimbi Woman MP Veronica Nanyondo on whether government has the structural and financial readiness to implement the new curriculum and whether stakeholders were involved in its formulation.

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