UNEB New Curriculum Changes

The Ministry of Education announces some changes in the Uganda Nation Examinations Board UNEB new curriculum established last year. Changes made are especially for Lower secondary students. As a result, the adjustment are as follows:

  1. Examinations should be given at end of year/class.
  2. Secondly, terminal examinations are no longer considered.
  3. “Objective”, “questions” have been phased out.
  4. Students should produce a fill report after the real field work.
  5. Fieldwork studies are school-based.
  6. Teaching should be learner-centered and not teacher-centered.
  7. Formative assessment contributes 20% and summative assessment 80%.
  8. Senior one are to do 12 subjects one been elective and 11 compulsory.
  9. In Geography, “Rhineland’s, North America” has been phased.
  10. Also, there will be 2 Physics and Chemistry papers.
  11. A candidate’s performance on examination shall be assigned a grade on a grade 7 point-scale.From grade 1(the highest) to grade 7 (the lowest) or ungraded (U).
  12. History has 2 papers: Paper 1: Historical and Political Education East Africa since 1000 A.D (Time 2hrs). 2 sections A (East Africa history) and B ( Historical and Political Education). Each section having 5 questions and student should choose 2 from each of them. Paper 2: Historical and Political Education outside East Africa since 1000 A.D. It comprises 8 essay questions.
  13. Next, the UCE changes to Uganda Certificate for Lower Secondary Education (UCLSE).
  14. General Science is only for students with special needs. especially for learners who are unable to study science subjects.
  15. The Examination papers reduces in all subjects.
  16. Agriculture as a topic has also been phased out from Geography.
  17. Last but not the least, terminal exams changed to activity of integration.

Subjects of the New Lower Secondary (‘O’) Level Curriculum.

Senior 1- Senior 2 (11 Compulsory plus 1 Elective).

Senior 3 – Senior 4 (7 compulsory plus 2 Electives).

Practical (Prevocational elective) Subjects: Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Art and Design, ICT, Nutrition and Food Technology, Performing Arts, Technology and Design and Physical Education.

Source : PML Daily, UNEB POST
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