National Biology Teachers’ Workshop Successfully Hosted at ABE Headquarters, Holy Cross Lake View

On the picturesque morning of Sunday, 13th April 2024, Holy Cross Lake View SSS was abuzz with excitement and anticipation as it prepared to host a National Biology Teachers’ Workshop. Organized by the Association of Biology Educators (ABE), the event brought together 165 Biology teachers from all corners of Uganda. The workshop aimed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills needed to assess the New Lower Secondary Curriculum.

Participants from districts near and far, including Hoima, Arua, Mityana, Kyotera, and Kapelebyong, gathered at the headquarters of ABE at Holy Cross Lake View SSS. The workshop featured officials from UNEB, NCDC, and ABE who guided teachers through various sub-themes such as item setting, content framework, scoring framework, and project work. Their presence added gravitas to the event, highlighting its importance.

Mr. Okello Jimmy, the Biology subject specialist at UNEB, graced the occasion as the chief guest. In his address, he encouraged teachers to apply the knowledge gained in the workshop to enhance their implementation of the Competence Based Curriculum. Demonstrations and discussions throughout the workshop provided educators with valuable exposure to assessment tools and methods.

The teachers expressed sincere gratitude to the organizers for their hospitality and for equipping them with practical insights that will enhance their teaching and assessment practices. Special thanks were extended to the Head teacher, school administration, and Biology Department for orchestrating a successful and enriching workshop. Participants eagerly anticipate future workshops to further explore the intricacies of biology education and strengthen their understanding and implementation of the Competence Based Curriculum.

Emmanuel Ijonai
Biology Teacher