The New Lower Secondary School Curriculum has finally kicked off. According to samples shared by NCDC, a typical school day will start at 8:00 am with morning parade which will run for 15 minutes. Lessons then start at 8:15 am with 3 periods up to 10:15 am when students go out for break.
Break time will take only 20 minutes and will be followed by 3 periods which end at 12:35 pm when students break off for lunch. Lunch, which will take an hour will be followed by 2 periods which end at 2:55 pm.
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Students are then given the next one and a half hours for library, clubs, projects, debate and games. This closes the day and the routine repeated the next day. The diagram below shows what a typical time table will look like for S.1 and S.2 in the new curriculum.
How many periods does each subject have in S.1 and S.2?
|Physics||5||Art & Design||2|
|Physical Education||2||General Science||6|
|Technology & Design||2|
There is not much change in the proposed time table for S.3 and S.4. Noticeable on the S.3 and S.4 time table are the Electives which have been included. The image below shows what a typical S.3 and S.4 time table will look like.
How many periods does each subject have in S.3 and S.4?
|History & Pol. Educ||3|
Subjects under Elective 1
- Uganda sign language
- Literature in English
- Local language
- Foreign language
Subjects under Elective 2
- Christian Religious Education
- Islamic Religious Education
Subjects under Elective 3
- Performing Arts
- Art and Design
- Nutrition and Food Technology
- Technology and Design
- Physical Education
A sample Time Table for the new lower secondary curriculum can be downloaded below.
Stephen Dumba is the co-ordinator Central Region ICT Teachers Association of Uganda. Besides teaching, he is a veteran Computer Repair Technician and a Web Designer
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