Teachers to be prepared on new curriculum

28 Sep 2014 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 28 SEP (NAMPA) - Junior Primary school teachers countrywide will receive training in the implementation of the new reformed curriculum for schools on different schedules from October until December this year.
The Ministry of Education’s new reformed curriculum stipulates that learners set to start pre-primary school at Government schools in 2015 will be fully-exposed to their mother-tongues as the medium of instruction in the formal schooling system up to Grade Five.
The subjects in the Junior Primary phase include English, mother- tongue/predominant local language, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Arts, Physical Education, and Religious and Moral Education.
The Minister of Education David Namwandi announced last year that the curriculum for the Senior Primary phase - Grades Five to Seven - will be implemented in 2016, and will consist of five promotional core subjects - English, the mother-tongue, Mathematics, Natural Science and Health Education, Social Studies plus one of three promotional pre-vocational subjects.
These three promotional pre-vocational subjects are elementary agriculture, design and technology, and home ecology (with entrepreneurial skills integrated).
The curriculum for learners from Grades Five to Seven (Senior Primary phase) will also have five support subjects - Life Skills, Religious and Moral Education, Arts, Information and Communication, and Physical Education.