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NaCCA launches Manual for Teachers ahead of new Standard based Curriculum for Senior High Schools roll out

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has launched a Manual for Teachers in Ghana ahead of the roll out of the new Standard based Curriculum for Senior High Schools.

The Manuel was unveiled by the Director General for NaCCA, Professor Edward Appiah at Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti Region on Tuesday May 21, 2024.

As part of the launch, SHS tutors were drawn from different schools across the region for the continuous training on how they will use the manual for effective teaching.

Speaking to OTEC News Reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng at the sidelines of the event, Prof Edward Appiah said the manual has been developed as a complementary document to guide in-service teachers for a successful implementation of the new SHS curriculum.

He revealed that, that manual was very important to the smooth implementation as it delves into the general aims, rationale, subject areas and core competencies in the curriculum.

He underscored the significant role teachers will play in order to ensure smooth implementation of the curriculum and called on all stakeholders to ensure the move is a success.

New curriculum to give students unlimited opportunities

Prior to the launch of the manual, NaCCA revealed that, the new curriculum for Senior High School students offer learners a window to study science and arts related courses at the same time

This development, NaCCA observed will help students to offer any course of their choice at the tertiary level without limitations

According to NaCCA, contrary to the old curriculum where arts students were not allowed to learn major aspects of science, the new one tends to remove such barriers for SHS students

The Acting Director in charge of curriculum at NaCCA, Mr Reginald Quartey revealed this when during an engagement session with journalists across the country.

The event which was held between, Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday May 15, 2024 at the Volta Serena Hotel in Ho, in the Volta region brought together tens of top Journalists from all regions in the country.

The engagement saw resource persons from NaCCA taking the media through all aspects of the new curriculum for SHS students

Mr Reginald Quartey emphasized that, the new Senior High School Curriculum will focus on social, emotional and behavioral issues as well as values.

He said education should be able to empower the individual to contribute to changing society in a positive way and making it better.

Subject Combination

NaCCA has again disclosed that, the new curriculum will allow students to choose a minimum of seven and a maximum of nine subjects depending on their individual strength

Talented students however can decide to offer more than nine subjects

The curriculum has been designed for both grammar, STEM and technical schools across the country.

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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