Assistant Chief Education Officer Calls for Localized Curriculum
Dr. Jeffrey Blaize, Assistant Chief Education Officer, speaking at a symposium to promote male achievement, highlighted key factors lending to the support of male achievement.
He noted that girls are reported to be doing much better than boys because they are known to work in groups.
He focused on time spent on educational activities, absence of a role model as well as evaluating the curriculum to lend to the interest of boys and made a call therefore, to localize the curriculum.
“Definitely we need to start not only localizing our curriculum but also ensure there is a balance.”
He questioned whether there was equity in the curriculum as he believes that the curriculum tends to cater to the interest of girls.
He says the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has recognized the challenge and are working to mitigate it through a multi-sectorial approach.
The Ministry has continued to place much needed emphasis on gender equity, investing significant funds towards providing more curriculum options for students, particularly males.