This programme will focus on ensuring that the curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated to meet the challenges and expectations of the Sector Plan. It will also ensure that quality and relevant education is provided to all learners, which will enable them to exploit their personal potential and contribute to national development. The Programme will be an inherent component of the Standards and Curriculum Directorate.

Capacity in Curriculum Development will be greatly increased, partly through technical assistance, to handle the implementation of the Basic Education Curriculum Framework, particularly in terms of life skills and HIV/AIDs, and the reform of the high school curriculum. Stronger relationships will be formed with the publishing industry in developing a textbook policy, materials quality control and pricing agreements. Better utilisation will be made of experienced teachers and heads in developing new syllabi.