GES scraps new school curriculum for basic school; asks teachers to return to old one

GES scraps new school curriculum for basic school; asks teachers to return to old one

  • GES has directed all teachers to stop using the new curriculum for basic schools
  • The teachers have been directed to return to using the old one
  • This directive comes after almost seven months of implementing the new one which did not come with textbooks

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In April 2019, the Ghana Educational Service(GES), two years ago, introduced a new curriculum for teachers to use for their work.

The new curriculum came with a lot of misgivings one of them being that no textbooks had been provided to make the work easier.

However, news reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the GES has directed all teachers to stop using the new curriculum for basic schools.

GES scraps new school curriculum for basic school; asks teachers to return to old one
GES scraps new school curriculum for basic school; asks teachers to return to old one Photo credit: Ghana Education Service
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According to a report filed by 3news, they have been directed to return to using the old one.

Speaking in an interview on 3FM, the Director of Communications at the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ayikwei Awuley Adokwei expressed discontent with the directive to return to the old curriculum.

According to him, because the process for the new one has started, going back to the old one during the implementation stage will affect the process of teaching.

He added that what this means is that whatever was taught the pupils with the new curriculum for the past seven months, would have to be taught all over again.

Teacher Kwadwo invited by GES

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana teacher, vlogger and social media education advocate's one-man campaign for the Ghana Education Service to be fixed has been sanctioned.

Michael Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Teacher Kwadwo was invited by the GES' disciplinary committee to appear over what had been described as "professional misconduct".

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An invitation letter served him and sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates he is to appear before the committee.

Teacher Kwadwo has for some time now, been dragging the Ghana Education Service over a lot of issues going on in the Education Sector.

Issues ranging from the introduction of the new curriculum, and the textbooks not provided for the curriculum since two years of its introduction.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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