New curriculum to be implemented next year

The new education curriculum will be implemented in February 2018, the Undersecretary at the Ministry of General Education and Instruction Michael Lopuke Lotyam said.

Speaking to journalists after closing a workshop on the review of the new curriculum of education that was launched in 2015, Lotyam said the Ministry of Education is in the process of procuring tenders for the development of textbooks for the new education curriculum.

“Our intention is to have them in February next year where we should be able to start teaching using the new textbooks of this curriculum in the schools,” he said. Since we already have the subjects so we are able to produce the new textbooks that would be enough for the teachers to start teaching especially in secondary schools and upper primary,” Undersecretary Lotyam added.

He said the new education curriculum would be implemented gradually until the existing one is phased out.

He said the new curriculum has been prepared to produce responsible citizens for the country as it focuses on technical education.

“It puts much emphasis on technical education that makes children able to discover and at least do something for themselves,” he said.

He urged the education managers and the partners to win the lost confidence of the people on the education system in the country.

Citizens of South Sudan who have money tend to educate their children in Uganda and Kenya in order to acquire better education.

However, Lopuke said countries like Uganda and Kenya have also engaged in curriculum review to meet the current demands in education.

He shared his secondary education life at Juba Seminary by growing vegetables where he was able to buy most of the scholastic materials for himself without relying on his parents.

The four-day workshop on the education curriculum ended in Juba yesterday.

According to the Director General for Education at the Ministry of General Education and Instruction Abdulai Ali Abdulai the curriculum has focused on making education productive where schools would be expected to have gardens in order to prepare productive citizens for the country.





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