The Minister in Charge of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has unanimously been appointed as the patron of the African Curriculum Association (ACA) to bring his expertise to bear on its deliberations.
“It is worth noting that last year, the association unanimously appointed me as the patron to bring my expertise to bear on its deliberations,” he said in a post sighted by AcademicWeek after participation in African Curriculum Association (ACA) conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
At the 4th Curriculum conference, the Minister for Education charged the participants and curriculum experts from various African countries to develop a critical curriculum that can transform the education of Africa.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in his presentation also implored African Curriculum experts to advocate a curriculum that can change the fortunes of the continent.
“Africa can not continue to be labelled as a poverty-stricken continent. Hence, there is a need to design a curriculum that will ensure innovation and creativity,” the Education Minister told members of the African Curriculum Association.
He further entreated African educational leaders not to superintendent an educational system that tames African children but rather, to empower them to be extraordinary saying “Africa must come out with innovative strategies to catch up with the developed world.”
The Association was founded in 2018 to bring together curriculum experts from other countries on the African continent to assist member countries in strengthening their National Curriculum Centres through international best practices.
ACA was created with the aim to make it an umbrella which brings together all curriculum practitioners in Africa and some affiliated members from European countries.
The idea of creating the African Curriculum Association (ACA) was born during a Regional Seminar on “Advanced Training in Systematic Curriculum Development and Evaluation” that took place in Ghana in 1975 and the approval of its creation by Ministers of Education of the Organisation of the African Union (OAU) ‘s Member States happened during the Conference of Ministers of Education in 1976 in Nigeria.