Officials at the National Curriculum Development Center (NCDA) have revealed that the number of subjects that will be offered by students at A-Level will be reduced in the proposed curriculum under review.
NCDC early this year embarked on revising the A-Level curriculum to ensure that the students currently undertaking the new lower secondary curriculum find a new curriculum when they shift from O-Level to A-Level.
According to the Deputy Director Research, Consultancy, and Library Service at NCDC, Dr. Richard Irumba, students will start offering two principal subjects as opposed to the three they have been offering in the current curriculum.
A-Level students under the current curriculum are offering four subjects including three principal subjects and one subsidiary subject.
Once the curriculum is approved, learners will offer only two principal subjects that are considered by higher tertiary institutions to admit students into courses of their choice.
He says that If a student wants to undertake a course in human medicine, that student needs only biology and Chemistry rather than adding Physics or Mathematics which are not considered.
The move has been welcomed by education experts who are key in the implementation of the curriculums in the country.
The Secretary General of the Uganda National Teachers Union (Unatu), Mr Filbert Baguma said that this is a good move which should also be extended to students in other lower classes .