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NaCCA engages stakeholders in education on new standard based curriculum for SHS Students in Kumasi

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has organized a Town hall meeting aimed at sensitizing  the stakeholders in the education industry in the Ashanti Regional on the introduction of New Standard based curriculum for Senior High School Students.

NaCCA has observed that, regional town hall meeting was to keep the public informed on the development of the curriculum and collate their suggested inputs to help finalisation and smooth implementation of the curriculum.

The event held at KNAT hall in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region on Friday June 7, 2024 brought together major stakeholders in the education sector.

Among the participants were, teacher unions, industry players, religious leaders, traditional leaders, departments and agencies from the Ministry of Education, media practitioners, and representatives from Physically Challenged Persons, among others.

Developed for 21st Century Skills

The Board Chairman for NaCCA Professor Kwame Osei Kwarteng in his opening remarks emphasized that, the new curriculum aims to ensure that all learners achieve their potential by equipping them with 21st-century skills, competencies, character qualities and shared Ghanaian values.

“The motivation behind this new curriculum is to create a new generation of learners capable of contributing meaningfully to the overall development of the country “.

“This will prepare learners to live responsible adult lives, further, their education and enter the world of work without limitations”.

Presentations at the Event

As part of the public engagement, Head of Corporate affairs, for NaCCA, Rebecca Abu Gariba took the participants on the journey leading to the development of the curriculum

Chief Technical Adviser for NaCCA, Akwasi Addae – Boahen also heighted some key points the public need to know about the curriculum

The fact sheet revealed the general vision and philosophy behind the curriculum

Subject Combinations

Head of Curriculum for NaCCA, Reginald Quartey, taking the participants through subject combinations, said per the new curriculum, students have a chance to choose a minimum of seven and a maximum of nine subjects

He noted that, under the new curriculum, students can opt for both science and humanity subjects at the same time giving them the opportunity to offer any courses of their choice at the university level

He added that this is the first time Ghana has developed an SHS curriculum that focuses on national values, attempting to educate a generation of Ghanaian youth who are proud of the country and can contribute effectively to its development.

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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