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CCP Curriculum: BECE to be restructured; top changes in JHS,SHS Education in Ghana

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is expected to be restructured in the new curriculum for Junior High Schools (JHS) and Senior High Schools (SHS) known as the Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum.

The operationalisation of the CCP will trigger the restructuring of BECE. BECE, a placement exams will transfigure from a norm-referenced assessment to a criterion-referenced assessment with a change in nomenclature.

In addition, Basic Education shall include SHS/TVET of which certificates shall no longer be awarded after JHS completion.

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CCP Curriculum Implementation 

Implementation of the Common Core Program (CCP) Curriculum will commence next academic year for JHS 1 ( Basic 7) and SHS1 ( Basic 10).

The CCP will allow learners to weigh options and select which learning pathway suit the demands of their learning growth and development.

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SHS 2 and 3

Learners will have to pursue in SHS 2 to SHS 3 ( 2years) either a Career-related programme or High School Diploma programme.


With the CCP Curriculum, Learners after completing Basic Education at SHS 3 will be awarded a diploma in either a career-related programme or a high school diploma programme.

About the CCP Curriculum: 

The Common Core Programme is a four-year education programme designed to offer learners in Basic 7 to Basic 10 (JHS1 – SHS1) the opportunity to prepare for higher education and the world of work or both.

It’s made up of nine learning areas, namely: Languages, Mathematics, Science, Creative Arts and Design, Computing, Career Technology, Physical and Health Education, Social Studies and Religious and Moral Education.


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