Ibibazo Byakozwe Kuri Deputy Headteacher in Charge of Studies; Ubushize n’Ibisubizo Byabyo: Igice Cya 2

  1. How can you demonstrate effective leadership in your school?


-Establishing goals and expectations.

– Planning, coordinating and evaluating teaching and the curriculum.

– promoting and participating in professional learning and teacher development.

– Ensuring resources are used strategically.

– ensuring an orderly and supportive environment.

  1. Why was competence based curriculum designed?

A competence based curriculum is a curriculum designed to develop learners’ competences rather than only their knowledge. It focuses on what learner can do and links their learning to its purpose in daily life.

  1. Identify and give examples for each of the two categories of competences in a competence based curriculum.
  2. Basic competences are key competences based on expectations and aspirations reflected on national policy documents. Descriptors of these competences are integrated into the learner profiles for level of education, subjects to be taught and learning areas.


Literacy, numeracy, ICT, Citizenship and National Identity, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Science and Technology and communication in the official languages.

  1. Generic competences

Generic competences promote the development of higher thinking skills. They are generic competences because they apply across all subjects.


Critical thinking, creativity and innovation, research and problem solving, communication, co-operation, interpersonal relations, and life skills and lifelong learning.

  1. What do you understand by crosscutting issues?

Crosscutting issues are important curriculum content topics that do not belong to one specific subject or learning area exclusively, but which are best taught and learned in several subjects.


Genocide Studies, environment and Sustainability, gender, comprehensive sexuality education, peace and values education, financial education, standardization culture and inclusive education.

  1. What are the five activities you can do to support curriculum implementation?


  • Convince teachers that they are active agents with regards to curriculum implementation and not just passive implementers of instructions from the national level.
  • Create a common understanding with teachers about curriculum implementation
  • Set high expectations and create a positive “can do culture” that focuses on solutions rather than the problems.
  • Monitor curriculum implementation and identify challenges and good practices.
  • Facilitate easy access to curriculum documents for all staff.
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