The National Council and Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) had announced to the general public that the learners will continue to write examinations in order to be placed in Senior High Schools (SHS).
A press statement signed by the acting Director General of NaCCA, John Mensah Anang indicates that the council’s attention has been drawn to various publications which are currently circulating on social media which seeks to give misinterpretation about the ongoing High School Curriculum Reforms and is therefore urging the public to disregard.
The statement, therefore, noted that following the successful conduct of regional training workshops for on the Common Core Programme (CCP) curriculum, all is set to the role-out of the programme in JHS 1 classes across the country in the new academic year.
However, the Common Core Programme consists of nine (9) learning areas that have been carefully designed for learners from JHS 1 to SHS! in order to prepare them adequately for post-secondary education, the world of work, or both.
According to NaCCA, the underlisted are key features of the CCP:
-Introduction of project work, community service and engagement to link classroom learning to real life.
-Introduction of technical and vocational courses such as career technology, creative arts and design for all learners from JHS1 to SHS1 in order to equip them with relevant technical and vocational skills.
-Introduction of computer software programming and internet safety to promote lifelong learning.
-Emphasis on values such as respect, diversity, equity, commitment to excellence, truth, and integrity to promote patriotism.
-Assessment of knowledge, skills, core competencies, attitudes, and values with an emphasis on what learners can do
The council is therefore urging the general public to take note of the above development.