Government educational agencies under the Ministry of Education (MoE) led by Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum have held a planning meeting to review the progress and implementation of secondary education reforms for a better outcome.
The agencies include Ghana Education Service (GES), National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), National Service Scheme (NSS), National Teaching Council (NTC), West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), and Ghana TVET Service.
The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss progress made to date including the implementation of Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions across all Senior High Schools (SHS) and Senior High Secondary Technical Schools.
The establishment of effective accountability and monitoring mechanisms through Regional Oversight Committees chaired by the 16 Regional Directors of Education; and the completion of the SHS, SHTS and STEM curriculum were also discussed at the meeting.
In a related development, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment as part of an effort to engage stakeholders on the draft secondary education curriculum before its final approval has met with Private Schools’ Associations.
The associations are the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS), Ghana National Association of Pre-Tertiary Schools (GPOINT), and Private Education Coalition Committee (PECC).
The engagement provided the forum for the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) and the Private Schools’ Association to discuss and deliberate on the draft curriculum’s design, structure, and contents.
In addition, the Private Schools’ Associations shared with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment valuable insights, perspectives, and suggestions to guide finalisation and implementation efforts.
The Private Schools’ Associations apprised of the draft curriculum’s contents and roundly lauded NaCCA’s efforts to develop a learner-centred curriculum that adequately prepares Ghanaian learners to respond to the present and future demands of the global knowledge economy.