Friday, 19 July

NaCCA highlights benefits of new secondary education curriculum

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The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has detailed the enhancements of the new secondary education curriculum, highlighting its increased flexibility and emphasis-driven approach compared to its predecessor.

The Ministry of Education is implementing these reforms to ensure that secondary education graduates acquire the skills and competencies necessary for success in further studies, the workforce, and adult life.

Speaking at the GNAT Hall during the Secondary Education Curriculum Development stakeholders’ engagement, Mr. Matthew Owusu, Deputy Director-General of NaCCA, emphasized that the new curriculum prioritizes 21st-century skills and competencies, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Mr. Owusu also noted the curriculum's focus on Ghanaian values, stating, "While skills are crucial, they are meaningless without cherished values like patriotism, honesty, empathy, and respect."

The curriculum introduces subject combinations, providing learners with more flexibility compared to the rigid old system.

Additionally, it addresses inclusivity by incorporating previously neglected groups, such as the visually impaired, who were previously unable to study mathematics at the senior high school level.

“This curriculum has introduced a mathematics programme for our blind brothers and sisters, enabling them to pursue any programme they desire,” Mr. Owusu explained.

 

He further highlighted that the curriculum is learner-centred, placing students at the heart of the teaching and learning process.

Source: Classfmonline.com/Samuel Gyasi