Citizenship EducationFor Primary and Secondary Schools’
Purpose of Study
Our ‘AU Studies’ curriculum encourages children to be academically inquisitive and to take responsibility and initiative as part of ‘Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want.’ AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and Master Plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.
As an affirmation of our commitment to support Africa’s new path for attaining inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development, as represented by Agenda 2063, we are of the view that high-quality citizenship education, through our AU Studies programme, will not only help to provide our pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding of what the Africa of tomorrow expects from them, but will also prepare them to play a full and active part in in realising the vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens.
In particular, citizenship education through our AU Studies programme will foster pupils’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, human rights, governance, anticorruption and how laws are made and upheld. Teaching will equip pupils with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It will also prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.
Our primary and secondary schools’ curriculum for citizenship aims to ensure that all pupils:
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