New curriculum: Teachers have no excuse not to teach without Textbooks – GES

The Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa says teachers have no excuse not to teach because of non availability of text books.

Professor Amankwa said teachers have been given adequate training and materials which will enable them to teach even in the absence of text books.

A publication on GBC’s website suggests the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa was emphatic on the need for teachers to teach without necessarily waiting for text books.

NaCCA supports GES Boss

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has said it has developed a Teacher Resource Pack for all public school teachers from Kindergarten to Primary Six to be used as a teaching guide while awaiting the approved textbooks.

So far, 165,000 of the packs have been distributed to all district education directorates for onward distribution to all teachers by the beginning of the academic year.

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This follows complaints from the public that the GES is rolling out the new curriculum without the corresponding textbooks.

Resource pack

In an interview with the Daily Graphic yesterday, the Executive Secretary of NaCCA, Dr Prince Armah, explained that the council had developed the pack based on past experiences when the curricular was changed and there was nothing for teachers to rely on.

“We decided to add an instructional resource to the curriculum, so that we do not allow teachers to go back to use the old materials, and that is why we developed what is called the Teacher Resource Pack.

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“This teacher resource pack contains the areas in the curriculum framework which teachers will need but may not have time to go back to the curriculum framework,” he explained.

He said the regional offices had already received the pack and forwarded them to the district directorates of the GES, which would in turn forward them to the various head teachers to be distributed to their teachers, saying: “Every single teacher is entitled to one.”


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