The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says the new Senior High School (SHS) curriculum under development by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) will be of international standard.
In his contribution in a panel discussion on the theme “Educational sector preparedness for African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), he said the internationalization of the curriculum will strengthen education delivery in the country.
“We are beginning a stakeholders consultation to develop a new Senior High School (SHS) curriculum that will create a well rounded individuals to take advantage of after” the Minister in charge of Education , Adutwum told stakeholders.
Meanwhile, the management of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has engaged the Ghana Education Service and other relevant stakeholders in the development of the secondary education curriculum.
The purpose of the engagement was to inform the Ghana Education Service and stakeholders on the development process so far and collate their suggested inputs to help with the streamline and finalisation of the SHS curriculum.
Director of NaCCA, Prof Edward Appiah commenting on the development of the second cycle school education curriculum said it was a continuum as spelled out in the National Pre-Tertiary Education Curriculum Framework (NPTECF) as approved by cabinet in 2018.
The Acting Chief Director for the Ministry of Education, Divine Ayidzoe on his part said the Senior High School (SHS) curriculum is focus on building of relevant 21st century skills and competencies in the Ghanaian learner.
Prof Eric Ananga, the Curriculum Advisor for NaCCA also said the vision for the secondary education is to create a new generation of learners capable of contributing meaningfully to the global knowledge economy.
“The secondary education curriculum is expected to reflect practical education, competencies and skills acquisition, Ghanaian-based values inculcation and a clear departure from rote learning,” the Curriculum professor added.