Members of Parliament want the new Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) curriculum halted over concerns that vital subjects have been made optional, and that wide consultations have not been done.
The Ministry of Education through the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), has revised the curriculum scrapping off termly exams and replacing it with projects that students will do at every end of the topic.
Teachers will then be required to take note of students’ progress before any other topic is introduced.
However, teachers will be administering end of year exams in order to give feedback to parents and guardians.
Among the compulsory education is History and Political science, Kiswahili and Physical education for senior one and two, while Agriculture and fine art are electives.
For senior 3 and four, History and political science is compulsory, and Agriculture is an elective.
Now addressing a press conference at Parliament, the MPs say Agriculture should be made compulsory and subjects like Kiswahili be made electives.
They also want parents, education experts, teachers and children organisations be involved in this exercise.