NaCCA High School Curriculum Reforms: NaCCA Clarifies Rumors Circulating On Social Media

NaCCA High School Curriculum Reforms

The National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NaCCA) has given clarification on the ongoing High School curriculum reforms in Ghana.

Ever since the NaCCA rolled out the reform, social media has seen many interpretations on how  schools in Ghana will conduct its activities as well as what and how learners will be taught.

It is in view of this that the National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NaCCA) in a document dated 13th January 2021 and signed by John Mensah Anang; Acting Director General, NaCCA has come out to give the true picture of the all new High school curriculum reforms.

In the document sighted by NewsVibz, the NaCCA acknowledged that its attention has been drawn to various publications circulating on social media which seek to give misrepresentations about the ongoing High School Reforms.

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It further stated that all is set for the rolling out of the Common Core Programme (CCP) in JHS 1 classes across the country in the new academic year following the successful conduct of regional training workshops.

According to NaCCA , the Common Core Programme (CCP) consist of nine (9) learning areas that have been carefully designed for learners from JHS 1 to SHS 1 in order to prepare them adequately for post-secondary education, the world of work or both.

Among the key features of the CCP are;

  1. Introduction of project work, community service and service and engagement to link classroom learning to real life.
  2. Introduction of technical and vocational courses such as Career Technology, Creative Arts and Design for all learners from JHS I to SHS 1 in order to equip them with the relevant technical and vocational skills.
  3. Introduction of computer software programming and internet safety to promote lifelong learning.
  4. Emphasis on values such as respect, diversity, equity, commitment to excellence, truth and integrity to promote patriotism.
  5. Assessment of knowledge, skills, core competencies, attitudes and values with emphasis on what learners can do.

NaCCA further noted that learners will continue to write examinations at the end of JHS 3 for placement into Senior High Schools.

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In SHS 1, learners will continue to offer the same set of subjects. After completing SHS 1, learners can either branch into academic or career pathways.

“In the next phase of the Curriculum and Assessment Review, NaCCA in conjunction with her key Stakeholders will review the curriculum for SHS 2 and 3 as well as the associated assessment provisions”, it added.

The NaCCA has therefore urged the general public to disregard the false reportage being circulated about the CCP.

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The Council has also appealed to the media to take advantage of NaCCA’s open-door policy and engage with them to avoid misinforming the news consuming public in such critical matters.

NaCCA Clarification On High School Curriculum Reforms
NaCCA Clarification On High School Curriculum Reforms

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