The Ghana Education Service (GES) is set to roll out a new curriculum in September 2019 that focuses more on literacy and numeracy.
This follows the successful handing over of the new KG to P6 curricula by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) to the Ghana Education Service (GES).
According to the Education Minister, The new curriculum will make the study of the History of Ghana a compulsory subject for all class 1 to class 6 pupils.
In a news conference held today April 11 2019, to announce the introduction of the new curriculum as well as school uniforms, Director General of the Ghana Education Service,GES Prof Kwesi Owusu Amankwah said:
According to the GES, the last review of the curriculum was in 2007, which is 12 years ago.The GES also noted that the curriculum has to be reviewed every 5 years .With the new curriculum, History will become a compulsory subject from Primary 1 to 6. Also, French will be studied from the upper primary.
President Akufo-Addo in the state of the nation address(SONA)2019 hinted on the development of the new curricula that will better prepare Ghana’s pupils in school to meet global challenges.
He said the new curriculum has been drawn from “best practice all over the world,” adding there are no shortcuts to having an educated and skilled workforce.
The President again stated that the new curriculum will focus on making Ghanaian children confident innovative, creative thinkers, digitally literate and well-rounded patriotic citizens.