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Education Department Puts Final Touches On Coding Curriculum

BASIC Education Minster Angie Motshekga says government is putting the final touches on the coding and robotics curriculum developed for Grades R to 9, which is due for completion by the end of July.

Motshekga said this when she tabled the department’s 2020/21 adjusted budget vote during a virtual plenary session.

The initial overall 2020/21 budget allocation for the DBE (before adjustments) was just over R25.3 billion, and this was reduced to over R23.2 billion following budget cuts and adjustments due to Coronavirus spending.

“The DBE has developed the coding and robotics curriculum for Grades R to 9, which is currently being repackaged to ensure proper sequencing and seamless progression from one phase to the next. We are planning that the repackaging process will be completed by the end of July 2020,” said Motshekga.

After putting the final touches on this curriculum, it will head to the quality council authority, Umalusi, for approval.

The roll-out of this curriculum forms part of the department’s strategic implementation of a curriculum with skills and competencies for a changing world in all public schools.

Once approved, teachers and subject advisors will receive training for this curriculum online because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

(Source: Northglen News)

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