UNESCO - NCDC DESK 2010 – 2013
UNESCO has been a partner organisation with National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC). NCDC has benefited from the following programmes through this partnership:
In October 2010 2 Subject Specialists, Mr. Said Twine and Mr. Elly Musana, were invited to Dar es Salaam University at the launch and approval of International Bureau of Education (IBE) –UNESCO Post Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Development and Design (PGDCDD). This was to be based in Tanzania in the whole of Africa.
NOTE: Ms Grace Nandutu, was the pioneer beneficiary of this course, done at the original centre, Catholic University of Uruguay in South America.
In May 2011 NCDC received a team of two IBE officers who trained the Subject Specialists in Curriculum Development and Design, for 5 days.
In December 2011, a team of four Curriculum Subject Specialists: M/s Angela Kyagaba, Mr. Funni Dushabe, M/s Prossy Mulyowa and M/s Sarah Natunga went to Dar es Salaam University for face to face 10 days’ study under the sponsorship of UNESCO as a requirement for a one year online course - Post Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD).
NOTE: Ms Angela Kyagaba excelled and was appointed Trainer for the same course.
In November 2012, 3 more Subject Specialists: Ms Lukia Nalule, and Mr. Mathias Mulumba, Mr. Remigious Baale were selected to pursue the online one year PGDCDD, sponsored by UNESCO. Mr. Said Twine, Mr. Christopher Muganga and Ms Annet Nanfuka were sponsored by NCDC to do the same course. The Specialists are grateful to NCDC for the undertaking in capacity building.
UNESCO has also formed an Association of all Africa Directors of Curriculum Development Centres where our own Director is also a member. This collaboration is expected to up lift Africa in the area of curriculum development which is a key foundation for quality human capital.
In August 2013, NCDC expect the UNESCO-IBE team to come to Uganda and give an input in the ongoing Curriculum Reform Assessment and Examination (CURASSE), basically in the area of Inclusive Education.
NCDC has participated in the ongoing validation of EFA (Education for All) /EDA (End of Decade Assessment) UNESCO Project meant to cover the 2000 -2015 period. EFA goals include:
1. Expand early childhood and education
2. Provide free and compulsory primary education for all
3. Promote learning and life skills for young people and adults
4. Increase adult literacy by 50% by 2015
5. Achieve gender parity by 2005, gender equality by 2015
6. Improve the quality of education
Therefore accountability/assessment of EFA goals has been going on for the first 10 years of the programme, and concerned Ugandan organisations have been tasked to participate in the assessment and evaluation of EFA (EFA/EDA)’s success before 2015.
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