Education Ministry Requests More Funding to Fully Implement New Secondary Curriculum

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The Ministry of Education and Sports has requested more funds to fully implement the new lower secondary and A-level curriculum.

The request was made on January 12, 2024, by officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports, led by the state minister for higher education, John Chrysestom Muyingo, when presenting the ministry’s budget framework paper for the fiscal year 2024-2025 to a committee in parliament.

According to the ministry, an increase of Ugx 750 million for the financial year 2024-2025 is needed for the implementation of the new cirriculum.

However, during the budget presentation, MPs on the committee tasked the ministry with clarifying claims that the new A-level curriculum had been halted permanently.

According to the state minister, the A-level curriculum has never been halted, but the Ministry of Education has requested more funding to fully implement the project.

“We are committed to putting those halts in place and even developing the curriculum more. The problem is resources,” Muyingo stated.

He stated that the ministry would provide all necessary information, including the information the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni, provided, stating that the minister would provide all the details.

He urged the committee to work together in order to get the necessary resources for the programmes to run effectively.

In 2020, the Government of Uganda launched a new lower secondary school curriculum to address skilling challenges that face the country’s education system.

In October 2022, the NCDC Governing Council approved the ‘A’ Level Needs Assessment Study Report’ on the Ugandan Curriculum. The study was guided by specific objectives, like assessing the current state of competencies of the A’ Level graduates in Uganda, among others.

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