Stakeholders in Education are being given an intensive training on the new Standard-Based Curriculum for basic schools to be rolled out in the next academic year; September 2019.
Ahead of the Implementation of the new Standards Based Curriculum (SBC) in September 2019, the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has began a teacher orientation workshops to equip teachers with the necessary skills to implement the curriculum and provide a common understanding of concepts in the SBC .
workshop in session
At an opening ceremony held today at the Eastern Premier hotel in Koforidua, the Minister of Education, Hon Mathew Opoku Prempeh urged the master trainers to be serious with the workshop so they can also train teachers well in the new curriculum. He was optimistic that” with a positive mindset, we will succeed and improve the standard of Education in Ghana tremendously”.
Hon Mathew Opoku Prempeh, said over the years the content and structure of instruction in the institutions of learning, particularly at the basic level, had failed to adequately equip young people with the skills and innovation needed for nation-building.
He said Ghana’s educational system had merely served as a conveyor belt to pass students into the world of work without ensuring that they were able to function effectively.
One of the critical ways to addressing that was the change in curriculum at the basic level, he said.
Hon Mathew Opoku Prempeh said the formative periods from the kindergarten to primary three were very critical on the educational ladder.
“When we get Kg – P3 right, which is the foundation of education, all the others would be right, hence the need to change the curriculum at the basic level as the first step to tackle the needed change in the educational sector”.
The Director General of GES Professor kwasi Opoku-Amankwa and the Ag Executive Secretary of NaCCA Dr.Prince Hamid Armah who took turns to address participants, encouraged and passionately appeal with them to do their very best to fully commit themselves to the sessions, as well as to the next stage of training that they will be required to lead at the Regional levels.
The training sessions are as follows:
Master Trainers: 13th-17th May 2019
National Training: 4th -8th June 2019
Regional/District:10th-21st June 201
Cluster- Based :1st-17th July 2019