Unit 1: Concept of Competence-Based Curriculum
The Ministry of Education through the Rwanda Education Board undertook the task of a comprehensive review of the pre-primary, primary and secondary education curriculum since July 2013. The underlying principle behind the curriculum review process was to ensure that the curriculum is responsive to the needs of the learner, society and the labor market. This necessitates shifting from objective and knowledge-based learning to competency-based learning. The emphasis has been to build more on knowledge, skills, and attitudes, and to streamline the coherence within the existing syllabi by benchmarking them with those from other countries with best practices.