After the introduction of the Education Reform Act of 1988, the curriculum of both primary and secondary schools, which were state owned, were presented with new curriculum. This move meant that every child going through the schools that were owned by the state would have to go through the national curriculum. This already points to the fact that the new requirements did not affect the private schools. They as such were still at liberty to design their own curriculums. There are various reasons for the introduction of these requirements. This study aims at establishing these reasons as well as how this National Curriculum was introduced. It will go a step further to analyze and critically evaluate the effects and the impact of the policy for the introduction of the National Curriculum.