Thursday, 30 August 2012

Government proposes new ICT curriculum

Last month, the Department of Education announced that it is going to remove the current programmes of ICT study in schools, starting in September 2012.

It was confirmed that the subject will remain compulsory for all pupils, but more demanding IT classes can now be delivered more freely.

ICT (Junior - Academic Curriculum)

St Benedict's School
The plan is being welcomed with many stating that the move has been much needed. The regional VP for Hitachi Data, Stephan Ball stated that “the current curriculum, which revolves around Microsoft Office, has done more to teach people basic office skills than it has to encourage a career in technology,”

He added that “for one of the most exciting global industries (which is growing and in need of talented youngster) we should all be aiming to do much more than teach the basics".