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General News of Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Source: YEN

GES begins training for teachers on new curriculum

The Ghana Education Service in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), would be training 152,000 Kindergarten and Primary School teachers on the new Standard Based Curriculum for basic schools.

The training program has been designed with full recognition of the exigency of modern times and the global imperative of quality education, as required by the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service are hopeful that all 152,000 under the GES would be oriented on the new Standard Based Curriculum before the 2019/2020 academic year begins.

The Executive Secretary of NaCCA, Dr Prince Hamid Armah, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of a five day Master Trainers Training Workshop on the curriculum.

Currently, 150 Master Trainer's selected from the GES, NaCCA, National Inspectorate Board, National Teaching Council, Public Colleges of Education, Universities among other stakeholders are being oriented on the curriculum in their respective subjects.

According to Dr Armah, the Master Trainer's would also be taken through Jolly phonics, global competence and Assessment for leaner.

Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, hinted that over the years, Ghana's education system has merely served as a conveyor belt to pass young people into the world of work without ensuring that they would be able to function effectively.

He said the only way to prepare Ghana and the next generation, was to provide them with skills - soft and hard- that will enable them to navigate the new world and the challenges that will be inherent in it.

Dr Opoku Prempeh said the dynamics of today’s world require a holistic and broad education of students to enable them to function and thrive in varying environments.

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