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The Acting Director-General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) Dr Prince H. Armah has officially opened a 3-day Simulation Workshop on the nationwide training of teachers and other educational stakeholders on the Common Core Programme(CCP) Curriculum for JHS 1 to SHS 1.
The Workshop is a 3-day event scheduled for 3th – 5th November 2020 at the AKNAK Hotel, in Accra. It will serve as a platform to fine-tune the training plan and training resources for subsequent training of teachers across the entire country.
The workshop participants consist of curriculum and subject experts from NaCCA, the GES and various educational institutions involved in the development of the new CCP Curriculum.
The CCP is a carefully designed programme consisting of a set of Learning Areas which all learners are expected to study from JHS 1 to SHS 1. It has carefully been designed to prepare learners for further Education, the world of work or both. After SHS 1, learners have the option of branching into academic or career pathways.
In his opening address, Dr Prince Armah stressed that the rationale for the rollout of the new curriculum is to develop a new generation of young Ghanaians who are well- equipped for further education and the world of work. In this vein, he urged participants to make use of the workshop as a platform to fine-tune the training plan in order to ensure an effective nationwide implementation of the new curriculum.
Prof Kwame Osei-Kwarteng, the Chairman of the NaCCA Council also expressed gratitude to participants for making time for this important national exercise and wished them an interactive and fruitful programme.
The Common Core Programme curriculum has been approved by Cabinet and was scheduled for implementation in September 2020 but for the Covid 19 pandemic. Starting from the next academic year, CCP will be rolled out beginning with JHS 1 learners and will be scaled up gradually to SHS 1 in subsequent years.
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