The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, The Most Rev Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu has called for the development of school curriculum tailored to the Ugandan context, with the aim of nurturing holistic individuals who can transform the nation.
Archbishop Kaziimba who was the main Celebrant at the Thanksgiving service organized by the National Curriculum Development Center in Kyambogo today, emphasized that Uganda is confronted with numerous challenges that require fresh and practical approaches to learning.
“Curriculum should mold our country and our people, fostering individuals who think positively, consider the well-being of others, combat corruption, uphold family values, and work diligently to ensure their family’s self-sustainability.”
He expressed his appreciation to the National Curriculum Development Center for retaining religion in the curriculum and creating an abridged version for learners to compensate for the learning time lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Grace Baguma, the Director of the National Curriculum Development Center, commended the Church of Uganda for being a steadfast and reliable partner over the last 50 years.
“Church of Uganda provided us with our first home in Buloba, where we printed the famous Nile English Course, among other significant documents that have played a transformative role in Uganda’s education sector throughout the years,” Dr. Baguma said.
The event celebrated several key milestones, including; developing home study learning materials for learners self study during lockdown, reviewing the Lower Secondary (O’ Level) Curriculum to make it competency-based, developing curriculum for national certificate in creative and performing arts and developing accelerated Curriculum for learners in refugee and host communities.
Hajji Ismael Mulindwa, the Director for Basic Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports represented Ms. Ketty Lamaro, the Permanent Secretary as the Chief Guest.