The Ministry of Education has abandoned the new abridged school curriculum that was meant to reduce the workload for learners.
The project stalled after the ministry failed to provide funding of 13bn to the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) to complete the project.
Local radio KFM reports that highly placed sources revealed that the Ministry of Education on Wednesday during its meeting with officials from the NCDC made a U-turn and revealed that it no longer needed the abridged curriculum at the moment.
One of the sources said that when schools reopen in January, learners will have enough time from January to December to cover all the content in the normal curriculum, hence the abridged one which was developed for the purpose of the phased reopening of schools will not be required.
Schools will reopen Jan 2022 with the old curriculum.