Learners to start pre-primary school under Junior Primary phase at government schools

WINDHOEK: Learners set to start pre-primary school under the Junior Primary phase at government schools in 2015 will be fully-exposed to their mother-tongues as a medium of instruction in the formal schooling system up to Grade Five.

This will come with the implementation of the revised curriculum in schools starting next year, as was announced by Education Minister, Dr David Namwandi in the capital yesterday.

Other subjects for the Junior Primary phase include English, mother- tongue/predominant local language, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Arts, Physical Education and Religious and Moral Education.

Namwandi noted that the curriculum of the Senior Primary phase, which are Grades Five to Seven, will be implemented in 2016, and will consist of five promotional core subjects – English, the mother-tongue, Mathematics, Natural Science and Health Education, Social Studies plus three promotional pre-vocational subjects.

The three promotional pre-vocational subjects include elementary agriculture, design and technology and home ecology (with entrepreneurial skills integrated).