Ferdinand | EducationGhana |August 27|Return to OLD Curriculum: GES announces deferment in the Implementation of CCP Curriculum, blames COVID-19
Return to OLD Curriculum: GES announces deferment in the Implementation of CCP Curriculum, blames COVID-19
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has deferred the implementation of the Common Core Programme (CCP), the new curriculum developed for the junior high school.
The new curriculum would rather be implemented next academic year, after enough sensitisation, the GES stated, and therefore requested teachers to continue to use the old curriculum to teach.
The Director-General of the service, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, who announced this, said the junior high schools would therefore continue to use the old curriculum and the textbooks since that was still available in the schools.
He attributed the decision to continue with the old curriculum to the outbreak of COVID-19 at the time the teachers were to have gone through training on the new curriculum.
“Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the necessary preparations for the introduction of the programme have stalled and training of the teachers on the use of the curriculum could not be completed,” he explained.
Giving updates on pre-tertiary education in the country at a press briefing, Prof Opoku-Amankwa was hopeful that adequate training would be done so that the programme could be rolled out the next academic year which would begin in January 2022.
“Our plan is to ensure that all teachers are properly trained before it is introduced,” the Director-General explained.
Check This Out: Education Act does not separate College Exams from Licensure Exams for Licensing of Teacher Trainees – NDC
Touching on class size in schools, Prof Opoku-Amankwa said in the instance where learners exceeded 50 pupils in the classroom, the district directors had the discretion to run a shift system to ensure social distancing.
He explained that where the shift system was necessary, the first batch would be expected to report to school at 8 o’clock in the morning and close at 11 a.m., while the second batch would report at 12 noon and close at 3:00 p.m.
- Leklebi Fiape Community commissions Teachers’ Bungalow, bore hole
- Dzata Foundation commissions a 4-unit classroom block for the Ahwiam D/A Basic School
- Ghanaian Teacher Drowns in Volta Lake on His Way from School
- Odumase Basic School closed down after Youths attacked Teachers with Cutlasses
- C/R: Ofadaa Methodist Basic School roofing sheets stolen by thieves
Check This Out:Pre-Tertieiry: SBC, CCP, GALOP listed as 2021 Worst Implemented Educational Policies in Ghana
On textbooks under the new Standard Based Curriculum for pupils in KG to Primary Six, the Director-General admitted that there had been delays in the supply of textbooks for students.
“In anticipation of the delays, the Ministry of Education and the GES developed, trained and distributed Teachers’ Resource Pack for each grade level and subject for all 150,000 plus KG One to primary six teachers.
“Procurement processes have commenced and it is expected that the books will be available for use next academic year,” Prof Opoku-Amankwa assured the general public.
He explained that the Teachers’ Resource Pack was designed with enough teaching materials to serve as a stop-gap measure, while the textbooks were printed.
Check This Out: Guidelines on How to Establish a School in Ghana
Answering questions on the procurement and supply of past questions, Prof Opoku-Amankwa dismissed the assertion that it was a misplaced priority, insisting that the past questions were meant for the candidates to familiarise themselves with how to answer questions.
Check This Out: It is comparatively advantageous acquiring a Teaching Certificate from College than University – Ellis Ferdinand
SEND US YOUR STORIES FOR PUBLICATION VIA WHATSAPP NUMBER0506440219
Get the Ghana Education Service New Standard–Based Scheme of Learning (SOL)HERE
Get the Ghana Education Service New Standard–Based Curriculum HERE
Get the WAEC Marking Schemes HERE
Get the NaCCA/GES Standard-Based Lesson Plans HERE
Get the WAEC BECE, WASSCE, NTC Licensure Exam, and Teachers’ Promotion Exam Past Questions HERE
Download the Teachers Guide on SBC and CCP Curriculums HERE
♥Copyright Notice: Content on This Website is Copyright Protected. No Part of this Content should be Reproduced without the Consent of the Author(s) or Recognition to the source of the Content.© 2020 Ellis Multimedia: EducationGhana.org: All Rights Reserved.♥