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Government To Reduce A Level Subjects

Government To Reduce A-Level Subjects

Education Officials at the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDA) have revealed plans to reduce subjects done at A level. They said this is to be effected in the proposed new curriculum that is under review.

Earlier this year, the NCDC undertook the revision of the A-level curriculum to ensure a new curriculum as those coming from O level join A level.

Dr. Richard Irumba, an official at the NCDC revealed that students will start offering two principle subjects. This will be as opposed to the current three principle subjects offered in the current curriculum.

At the moment, A-level students in the current curriculum are doing four subjects. These include three principle subjects as well as one subsidiary subject.

Once this new curriculum is approved, learners will only have to do two principle subjects. These will be the ones considered by tertiary institutions to admit students into their preferred courses.

Dr. Richard said if a student wants to pursue human medicine, they only need biology and chemistry. He said the student will not be required to add math or physics that are not considered in medicine.

Many education experts who are important in the implementation of curriculums have welcomed the move.

Mr Filbert Baguma, the Secretary General of the Uganda National Teachers Union (Unatu) said it is a good idea. He said it should also be extended to students in other lower classes.

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