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Jun 8, 2023

Full Rollout of New Curriculum for Upcoming School Year

Francis Fonseca

Curriculum reform is coming to the education system and the 2022/2023 school year was used to pilot new competency-based learning in some schools. Since the beginning of this year, countrywide consultations have been taking place with stakeholders to get feedback on where there may be need for tweaks to acquire the desired learning outcomes. That process is almost complete and ready for full rollout for the upcoming school year in September. Minister of Education Francis Fonseca says that the reformation will have a fundamentally positive impact on the education system.


Francis Fonseca, Minister of Culture

“It’s a critically important area, the new national curriculum framework. So as you rightly said we have been engaged in national consultations, widespread consultations. So we started at the primary school level with the primary school curriculum; that was completed then we moved on to the secondary school curriculum. That too has been completed, the consultation process has been completed and now the team is engaged at the tertiary level with tertiary institutions because we want the curriculum to be all inclusive – from preschool to university. So it has been well received. Any transition, of course, faces obstacles and challenges, but by and large, it has been well-received by managements and most importantly, by teachers. So as you said it is a transition year, we will fully evaluate it over the summer and make whatever tweaks we’ll have to do, whatever amendments have to be made to the framework. But we feel very good about where we are with it. As I said, it’s been very positively received and we believe it will have a fundamentally positive impact on our education system moving forward.”


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