GES and NaCCA have started a 3-Day simulation exercise on the new standard based curriculum. The training exercise is purposely for the training of Kindergarten and Primary school teachers to get them acquainted with the new syllabus before it is rolled out in September 2019 when the new academic year begins.
Ges and Nacca Simulation Exercise on the New Standard Based Curriculum
The training started today April 29th and will end on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The event is underway at the Aknac Hotel here in Accra.
The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of General Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Adutwum admonished the participants consisting of 36 experts in twelve different subject groupings to ensure that the training sessions were activity-based in order to demonstrate the new approach to teaching and learning as emphasized in the new standards-based curriculum.
The workshop is expected to give stakeholders as well as curriculum practitioners in Ghana the chance to test all the tools and training modules that have been developed to be used for imparting knowledge from September.
Early workshops such as this will help the teacher master the modules. The GES and NaCCA will also roll out a nationwide training session in all the sixteen regions starting in May 2019.
Beneficiaries of the GES and NaCCA simulation exercise taking place in Accra were taken through intensive mock sessions that covered all the four Modules of the Training Package namely:
Overview of the Curriculum Framework and Subject Curricula;
Pedagogy and Assessment;
Lesson Planning and Professional Learning Communities.
When the new syllabus is rolled out, it will phase out the old syllabus, its associated challenges, and teaching methodologies and pave the way to an activity based learning to help trans for critical knowledge, skills, and ideas to help chain out students that are well molded, inspired and challenged to learn. It is hoped that this new syllabus will improve the standard of teaching, learning, and skills developed by learners.
Subjects to be covered under the new syllabus are English Language, Physical Education, Science, Mathematics, History and Computing and Religious and Moral Education. Teachers, parents, head teachers and other stakeholders are bracing themselves for a smooth takeoff.
GES and NaCCA 2019 NEW SYLLABUS DOWNLOAD
GES 2019 Syllabus Downloads