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National Curriculum and Development Center Resource
Lower Secondary Curriculum

The key change in the new curriculum is a move from a knowledge-based curriculum to a competence- and skill based curriculum. It is no longer sufficient to accumulate large amounts of knowledge. Young people need to develop the ability to apply their learning with confidence in a range of situations. They need to be able to use knowledge creatively and have the ability to use knowledge rather than just to acquire it. This requires an active, learner-centered approach rather than passive, teacher-centered approach.

This approach to teaching and learning is in support of the SDGs, otherwise known as the Global Goals. These are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The key changes in the curriculum will ensure that Uganda is making good progress towards SDG 4, which aims to ensure equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.