President, Yoweri Museveni has directed each public university to nominate a lecturer to work with the National Curriculum Development Center-NCDC on the proposed reforms of the lower and secondary education curriculum.
Museveni made the directive on Wednesday evening in a meeting with officials from NCDC, Education Ministry and Vice Chancellors of all Public Universities in Uganda at Entebbe State House.
During the meeting, Museveni emphasized the need to reduce the number of subjects taught in schools from the current 48 to 14 and urged the team to identify loopholes with a view of eliminating repetition, duplication and overload of subjects on students.
According to Museveni, practical skills as well as linkages of knowledge to real life experiences should be emphasized. The meeting agreed to improve the current curriculum especially on reduction of subjects and reduce the time children spend at school to allow them time to interact with the home environment.
On her part Education Minister, Janet Kataha Museveni called on all stake holders to work together to see that the revised curriculum helps to reduce the workload on Ugandan children to help them to perform better.
Grace Baguma, the Director NCDC also attended the meeting.