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The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), is organizing a five-day workshop training programme for Teachers on the new standard-base curriculum.

The new curriculum for basic schools is expected to be implemented in September this year.

Speaking on Okay FM's Ade Akye Abia Morning Show with host Kweme Nkrumah Tikese, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Ekow Vincent Assafuah said the New Curriculum is important as it serves as a link between things thought in the class room and the field of work.

According to him, "the things thought in classroom sometimes differ from fieldwork but the new curriculum is base on sustainable development which includes quality education that has always been the vision of the president and Ghanaians".

He also said the participants (master trainers), drawn from the GES, the NaCCA and other sectors, will in turn train all 152,000 basic school teachers in the country before the curriculum is rolled out for the 2019/2020 academic year.

“The programme  is anticipated to train about 150 participant which will in turn to train about 30,000 Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and District team so that they can also train 152,000 kindergarten teachers,” he said.

He explained that the training workshop “will feed into a system of continuous professional development that will keep our teachers fully abreast at every stage on the demands of the new curriculum and any changes in professional needs that arise.”

“Education strategic plan will help the ministry to establish it plans concerning educational system in Ghana…everything about education must come from Educational Strategic plan, it is a guiding principle for Ghana education service and the ministry of education for them to be able to go out and teach the students,” he stressed.

Source: Josephine Acheampomaa/Peacefmonline/[email protected]

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