Nz Education Institute has unveiled its new curriculum, the first in a series of changes to be made to the existing curriculum, as part of a drive to increase “integrity and openness” of the education system.
In its new course, the institute will introduce new topics including the role of women in education, as well as gender-neutral language and culture.
It will also focus on teaching about topics like cultural identity and diversity.
“It is important to look at the way the world is going and understand how we are all going to make the world a better place,” the institute’s president, Nzimande Tshombe, told news agency AFP.
“This is the first time that the institute has chosen to put all of its focus on diversity, on the inclusion of everyone, not just the most privileged.”
In the next three years, we will have to face the challenges of the future.
We will have more than 40 percent of our students being women and girls.
“There are no children in Nzegi (in Uganda).
This is a very serious challenge and the institute is very determined to change the way we do things.”
The institute will also include gender-inclusive lessons in its core curriculum, including the “feminine role of education”, “the role of the woman in society”, and the “role of women as a civil society” to increase the role for women and people of colour in educational life.
It will also set up a network of more than 150 “gender-neutral” educational spaces across the country to allow students to learn more about gender, including in the classroom.
The institute also announced plans to introduce a new gender-conscious video game system called ‘Giant Girl’, with which to teach girls about gender and gender identity.
“We will continue to evolve our curriculum,” Tshambe said.
“I have to say that the content of this course has been created with the knowledge and wisdom of our staff.”
But this is not just about curriculum, it is about teaching the world and educating our people.
“In addition to the curriculum, Ns Education Institute will introduce “more than 20 new courses”, and will create “new ways to engage with the local communities”.”
We need to develop a cultural and educational network that helps all people understand their rights and responsibilities, and help them be educated, creative and compassionate,” Tzimbe said, adding that “we have already started work with our local partners to implement this programme.
“According to the institute, the curriculum will “change how we view education and work”.”
The aim of this curriculum is to encourage more people to be educated.
And to do this, we need to educate them on the needs and expectations of their communities, and how to best address their issues,” Tmbe said in a statement.”
Our aim is to build a more integrated education system.
“Nz Education Institutions website (in Ugandan)Nzegibiru.org