Teachers in Morobe Province will be expected to start implementing the Standards Based Curriculum next week, after training workshops end on Friday.
Today, over 100 teachers attended the official opening of the training which will set the groundwork for implementation. These are the people who will go out and implement the Standards Based Curriculum in elementary schools.
The second phase of the SBC training involves the trainers and these elementary teachers.
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Measurement Services Division, Packiam Arulappan, said the Standard Based Curriculum will be implemented in schools after this week’s training.
Arulappan said, the official launching means Outcome Based Curriculum will no longer be used in Morobe as a teaching and learning system.
He said standards based curriculum is aligned to international practices, taught and assessed by the teachers.
SBC also represents a shift away from the emphasis on vernacular, to standardised English.
The government has made available K1.4 million for the program. Provincial education officers will be monitoring the trainings in rural areas to make sure implementation happens as planned.
As of last year, 13 provinces have been introduced with SBC, and only nine provinces have been left out. All nine provinces are covered throughout this week.
The Standards Based Curriculum will be taught in primary schools next year.
By 2018 and 2019, the entire system up to grade 12 will be standardised.