Education Ministry to Review PTC Curriculum

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The curriculum was developed in 2013 with an aim of improving on the quality of teachers in PTCs and equipping teacher trainees with more skills.

The Ministry of Education is to review the curriculum being implemented in Primary Teachers Colleges-PTC to assess its relevance. 

The curriculum was developed in 2013 with an aim of improving the quality of teachers in PTCs and equipping teacher trainees with more skills.

Dr Jane Egau-Okou, the Commissioner for Teacher Education in the Education Ministry, says after being implemented for five years, a lot of challenges and successs have been highlighted.

She notes that it has remained a puzzle for the ministry on how to harmonize the local language being taught to teachers. Currently, each college teaches local languages of the specific area but after completing the course a teacher can be employed in any part of the country.

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She also says that there are issues concerning the content being taught of which some individuals think that there is content duplication in different areas which needs to be harmonized.

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The other challenging aspect is on the continuous assessment where the students' performance in class and in remedial test makes a percentage on the final examinations set by Kyambogo University.


The Education Ministry also remains worried on the performance in mathematics and English for all teachers, which has failed to improve even with the new curriculum and reviewed entry admission requirements. 

The commissioner further adds that discussions, which have been on for so long, concerning the number of years a student teacher should spend while training at college will also be considered. She notes that some teacher educators have argued that two years are not enough given the broader curriculum that must be covered including practical and theory.


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