Earlier this week while delivering the Department of Basic Education’s budget speech, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga said that the curriculum for Coding and Robotics was 100 percent ready.

IOL News reports that the Department has brought Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and connectivity within the reach of teachers and learning by digitising textbooks.

“Workbooks and textbooks are digitised for easy access. We have digitised approximately 90 percent of high enrolment subjects such as Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting as well as 100 percent of workbooks and Graded Readers,” explained Motshekga.

The publication adds that the Department has also developed a Coding and Robotics curriculum for Grade R to Grade 3 learners, as well as Grade 7, which will be implemented in January 2020.

The Minister said that her Department’s design for the Grade 4 to Grade 9 curriculum was at an advanced stage, adding that it has also begun the process of transforming the curriculum by introducing new and existing skill-based subjects.

“The plan is to establish National Schools of Specialisation or Focus Schools incrementally throughout the country in the medium to long-term. This is to offer the new and other skills based subjects, which include amongst others Aviation, Maritime, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism, Arts as well as Mathematics and Science,” concluded Motshekga.

[Source – IOL News] [Image – CC 0 Pixabay]