The Education Department believes that the reintroduced Standards-Based Education curriculum is better and will benefit future generations more than the old system known as Outcomes-Based Education curriculum.
Deputy Secretary Standards and Learning Dr Eliakim Apelis said SBC was home-grown with no outside input. Under SBC, schools have to consider all aspects of operations, recognise existing standards and develop new ones in their operations to better manage the institutions.
It requires schools to establish standards in teacher professionalism, student welfare, infrastructure, availability of resources, teacher ethics and moral, leadership and management roles among other aspects.
Apelis said minor changes were being made to the SBE curriculm to embrace academic standards in schools, districts, provinces and the nation. Apelis said he was interested in the curriculum but standards should be developed in line with it.
He was speaking at the end of a two-week training of trainers for reintroduction of the curriculum in Kimbe last week. West New Britain is among the first six provinces to roll out the training programme. Chairman of the provincial education service Victor Narere said the roll-out of SBC was timely for the country.
He said there was no perfect curriculum anywhere in the world so it should continue to evolve or change for the better of education development in any country. He said the change came about as a result of public opinion to replace the outcomes-based curriculum.
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