On November 5 the minister announced 68 "pioneer schools" which would lead on the development and design of the new curriculum
Mr Lewis, who in June accepted all of Prof Donaldson's recommendations, said: "I am determined that our new curriculum
will embody better learning and higher standards for all and to help ensure this I want the teaching profession to play a central part in designing and developing it.
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We could see that the new curriculum
would be administratively challenging to implement and there didn't appear to be any online tool to help teachers link together the curriculum with their learning aims and assessment.
Ministry of Education Chief Public Relations Officer Johanna Absalom told the Economist that the introduction of a new curriculum
will be done in phases starting with lower primary in 2015.
The orientation session aims to achieve institutional integration between Adec and local institutions to support the new curriculum
," said Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, Adec director general.
A source at the Ministry of Education, however, said the ministry was keen on providing the new curriculum
and text books at the end of the last academic year.
Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid told a press conference in Kabul that the new curriculum
had been prepared keeping in view contemporary requirements.
A priority motion passed by delegates raised fresh concerns that the new curriculum
will leave pupils facing a narrow "kings and queens" history curriculum and geography lessons that simply deal with "capes, bays, rivers and mountain ranges".
The protesting students are preparing to become teachers in rural areas, and they are angry because the new curriculum
includes English and computer science, which they see as low-priority subjects in poor rural areas of Mexico, AFP reported.
The varsity has decided to make a new curriculum
for all undergraduate courses for the session starting July 2013.
The primary focus of theory classes in the new curriculum
would be the attitude and responsibility of drivers on road.