The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) will fully implement the Common Core Program (CCP) this academic year for JHS 1 (Basic 7) and SHS1 (Basic 10) after organizing workshops for the facilitators/teachers at the JHS level. The CCP will allow learners to weigh options and select which learning pathway suits the demands of their learning growth and development.
Learners will have to pursue in SHS 2 to SHS 3 (2years) either a Career-related programme or High School Diploma programme. Learners after completing Basic Education at SHS 3 will be awarded a diploma in either a career-related programme or a high school diploma programme. The operationalization of the programme will trigger the restructuring of BECE. BECE, a placement exam will transfigure from a norm-referenced assessment to a criterion-referenced assessment with a change in nomenclature.
However, 12 subjects will be studied and taught that is if the literacy is splitted whereas Form two and three will study their old subjects. The changes start from the class 6 students moving to form 1. The new subjects to be studied are; Mathematics, Literacy (English, Ghanaian Language, French, and Arabic), Science, Computing, Creative Arts and Design, Social Studies, Career Technology, RME, Physical and Health Education.
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