National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) director Grace Baguma, has revealed that the distribution of textbooks will kick off next week countrywide.
Baguma was speaking to the press on Wednesday at the Uganda Media Centre, Kampala. “We have so far printed 335, 000 books and teaching guides. We have also talked to the permanent secretary about the need to print more as more funds come in.”
She, however, cautioned teachers against depending on the textbooks entirely.
“A teacher is a researcher and should not depend on one textbook provided by the publisher. We expect teachers to do more research and make a turnaround of what is in our textbooks.”
Baguma also assured that the implementation would go on as planned saying that parliament had no powers to stop it.
On Monday, the cabinet cleared the Ministry of Education to continue with the implementation of the new lower secondary school curriculum.
Hinting on the need for more funds, Baguma said sh143b is required for the implementation of the curriculum for a period of five years.
She justified the new curriculum as a competence-based and will make school more enjoyable than ever.