Min.Of Education Proposes New Study Program, Drops ‘Useless’ Subjects

Min.Of Education Proposes New Study Program, Drops ‘Useless’ Subjects

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: According to our sources within the Ministry of Education and Sports, the government is in final plans to drop a couple of subjects an aim seemingly targeting a productive education system.

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Our sources have since shared to us the new program as summarized below;

Compulsory Subjects (S1 & S2)

1. English/Sign Language
2. Mathematics
3. Biology
4. Chemistry
5. Physics
6. ICT
7. Geography
8. History and Political Education
9. Religious Education
10. Physical Education
11. Kiswahili
12. Agriculture
13. Entrepreneurship
• General Science [For only learners with special needs).

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Optional Subjects (S1 & S2)

1. Technology and design (now combines Woodwork, Metalwork, Technical Drawing and Design)
2. Performing Arts (formerly Music)
3. Nutrition and Food Technology (formerly Food and Nutrition)
4. Fine Art
5. Literature in English
6. Local languages
7. Foreign languages.

Compulsory Subjects (S3 & S4)

1. English
2. Mathematics
3. Physics
4. Biology
5. Chemistry
6. Geography
7. History & Political Education
• General Science [For only learners with special needs).

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Optional Subjects (S3 & S4)

1. Foreign languages (5)
2. Local languages (10)
3. Kiswahili
4. Fine Art
5. Literature in English
6. Performing Arts (formerly Music)
7. Religious Education (CRE and IRE)
8. Agriculture
9. Nutrition and Food Technology (formerly Food & Nutrition)
10. Entrepreneurship (Commerce and Accounts have been merged)
11. Physical Education
12. ICT
13. Technology and Design (now combines Woodwork, Metalwork, Technical Drawing and Design).

Overall O-Level Dropped Subjects

1. Office Practice
2. Typewriting
3. Shorthand
4. Principles of Accounts
5. Power and Energy
6. Electricity and Electronics
7. Wood work
8. Metal work
9. Building and Construction
10. Home Management
11. Clothing and Textiles
12. Health Education
13. Additional Mathematics
14. Fasihi ya Kiswahili
15. Political Education.

Revised Curriculum At A Glance

1. Total examinable subjects: Revised from 32 to 20 subjects

2. Classroom hours
• 8am to 2:50pm
• 2:50pm to 4:30pm (co-curricular and self-study).

Key learning outcomes

• Self-assured individual
• Responsible and patriotic citizen
• Passion for life-long learning
• Makes a positive contribution to the nation.

Expected generic skills

• Communication
• Social and interpersonal skills
• Creativity and Innovation
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Learning to learn
• Workplace behaviour
• Numeracy
• ICT.

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