THE NATIONAL Government has yet to decide on a submission to integrate the Accelerated Curriculum Education (ACE) into the National Education Curriculum.
The submission was made last year by the Solomon Islands ACE Schools Association.
The Association had asked the National Government to formally recognize the curriculum, citing it as an alternative towards tackling the continuous decline in the country’s literacy rate.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource, Mylyn Kuve however said Government has yet to make a decision on the matter.
She told Island Sun while the submission was made, the Education Act only allows schools to adopt the National Curriculum.
Ms Kuve said the submission was given to the National Curriculum Board to deliberate on before forwarding recommendations to the Ministry.
She said from the first board meeting it has recommended that the ACE curriculum can be used only as a supplementary to the National Curriculum.
“The fear now, is that if this is endorsed then some schools will do away with the National Curriculum and opt for the ACE syllabus.
“The Minister has therefore returned to the Curriculum Board to seek more advice on the issue,” he said.