By Michael Aboneka
The National Curriculum Review especially for the O’Level section is undergoing review with those in charge saying it is for the good of our education. The curriculum is key to the educational needs of our children who are the future of this country and the Globe at large!
There have been proposals made by the National Curriculum Development Centre and I am not aware of any deliberate consultations of Parents and the learners. There can be nothing for us without us, as such, there cannot be a curriculum review without the input of those it is being reviewed for!
We have had several proposals coming from different corridors concerning what kind of education our children are getting and the strongest argument has been to design a curriculum that suits our context and needs rather than importing certain systems.
How many students or student bodies have been consulted on this process? How many parents have participated in this review! We should not take this review lightly as it has adverse effects on the future of children and hence the entire country!
Let us consult widely as possible and not rush the process and we need to have core subjects that will be useful to our children and the future of this country and as such, I call upon all Parents to take this matter seriously and demand that they are consulted and that the student too engage in the process for the outcome is as good as the process!
Aboneka is a member of the World Youth Alliance & Young African Activists Network (YAAN)
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