Agriculture to become a compulsory subject
By: Melanie Aanyu
The Ministry of Education and Sports has plans to strengthen the lower secondary syllabus for the Agriculture subject so that it can become compulsory for the Senior One and Senior Two classes.
While the Lower Secondary Curriculum rolled out in 2021 for schools emphasises agriculture as one of the major subjects to empower learners with new skills, several schools are yet to roll out the subject in line with the country’s aspiration of promoting the agriculture sector.
Mr George Mutekanga, the assistant commissioner-in-charge of private schools, said the ministry has realised that empowering the young generation with the required agriculture skills will not only work out for children in schools but can help them transfer the same skills back home.
He made the remarks at the weekend while officially handing over a trophy to Ndejje Secondary School at the school premises, after they won the first position for the National Agriculture Education Show.