It is impossible to overstate the importance of English as a language of education and communication on a global and national scale. At the primary school level in Cameroon, a student’s mastery of English allows him or her to acquire the other topics in the curriculum with ease.
General objectives, substantive areas, suggested teaching materials, and teaching and evaluation methodologies are all included in the current mathematics syllabus. In general, the primary school mathematics curriculum stresses seven key areas:
General knowledge is described as culturally valued knowledge about any topic related to the social interest of a society, culture, civilization, community, or country that can be communicated through a variety of non-specialist means. In basic terms, broad knowledge refers to a person’s understanding of all aspects of his or her life, regardless of whether or not they are included in his or her academic education.
History is a significant subject because it is intended to instill in students an attitude of objectivity, inquiry, shared destiny, tolerance, and liberty. History promotes a critical and evaluative attitude through reflecting on past events. It documents the accomplishments and failings of human beings as members of society and as individuals, allowing for a better understanding of human progress through the ages.
Because it encompasses the study of aspects of other subjects, geography holds a unique place in the primary school curriculum. To put it another way, geography is an inter-disciplinary subject in itself. Children should be able to place themselves and their nation within the global space known as the world by studying geography. They should be able to comprehend the social, cultural, and economic realities of their country, continent, and planet, as well as the human agents who inhabit those realities.
Moral Education, Civics, Human Rights, Democracy, Peace Education, and Collective Security (civil defence) are all aspects of citizenship. These are challenges that directly affect family life, national development, and international peace.
Cameroon continues to encounter several obstacles in the areas of economic and social development as a developing country. It is necessary to improve everyone’s health, combat climate hunger and superstition, conserve natural resources, safeguard the environment, and develop industrial production techniques to boost the natural economy. Science education in primary schools is anticipated to lay the groundwork for scientific knowledge, attitudes, and abilities that will help us tackle our country’s developmental problems. In light of these considerations, the primary science curriculum is divided into two sections: (1) health education, and (2) environmental science technology.
Home economics is a key school subject that aims at providing the youth
with the knowledge and skills required for effective home management and
successful living. In the past the subject was restricted to girls.
However, current trends in society require that both girls and boys
acquire the knowledge and skills taught in home economics. The present
syllabus is designed to cover five areas. These are (1) food and
nutrition, (2) house craft, (3) mother craft (4) needle work and
(5)laundry. The four areas are integrated in the six years syllabus as
shown in the table below.
The national culture syllabus is designed to cover Drawing, Music and
Manual Arts and Crafts. National culture is the identity of a nation.
Music, Drawing and Manual Arts have a very important role to play in the
development of the child. Music provides for recreation, relaxation,
and creativity of the human mind. It enhances the child’s learning
ability and the development of the mind. Manual Arts encourages the
development of professional skills from an early age. Through the
teaching of drawing children should think creatively and develop their
imagination as well as appreciations of nature.