The Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment( NaCCA ), Dr Prince H. Armah, yesterday opened a 4-week materials development workshop in Koforidua, Eastern region.
￼￼Workshop on Materials Development Launched at Koforidua – NaCCa
The workshop organised under Learning’s Transition to English (T2E) Program aimed at developing English teaching and learning materials for primary 1 to primary 3, based on the new curriculum introduced in September 2019 in all schools at the KG to Primary 6 level.
Speaking on the topic “The role of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) in supporting education sector partners to provide quality materials towards improving learning outcomes”, Dr Armah explained NaCCA’s mandate on teaching and learning materials development used in our schools; and supporting education sector partners to provide quality materials toward to improve learning outcomes.
The key note address also focused on how to end poverty, particularly learning poverty in Ghana.
Touching on the wider USAID partnership and support to the Ministry of Education, Dr Armah mentioned the huge investment made in providing learning materials to the Ministry and its agencies.
USAID under Learning has provided 3.1 million USD locally developed teaching and learning materials in all 11 Ghanaian Languages of Instruction, to schools to support the Early Grade Reading program.
They also provided 4.2 million USD supplementary reading materials, in English and Ghanaian languages, as part of providing a rich reading environment in schools, to enable all KG 1 to Primary 3 pupils in public schools have access to and use the books to develop reading skills.
The English Materials Development workshop and other processes for the T2E program cannot be over emphasized as it supports the new curriculum.
He admonished the Learning team for the hard work in organizing the materials development workshop and looked forward to all stakeholders’ support and make the T2E program a success.