The African Foundation for Educational Development (AFFED) has accused the National Council of Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) of contributing woefully to the falling standards in Ghana’s Education System.
In a statement issued by AfFED on the 9th of September 2021, and signed by its Executive Director, Kwame Adade, the Education Think Tank said the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has failed woefully in its core mandate and mission to raise the quality of education at the Pre- tertiary level in Ghana.
According to his statement, the general aim of standards-based learning is to ensure that students acquire knowledge and skills that are deemed essential to success in education, careers and adult life, but the current abysmal performance of the Council has contributed to a fall in standards especially in our primary schools.
Pupils in primary schools have not been taken through any form of assessment about three years of implementing the Standards-Based Curriculum which is supposed to ensure learner’s continuous growth. This is rather motivating their retardation.
It is therefore important to note that all schools administering exams to their learners are following a misleading path since they are assessing learners with the objective-based methods in the midst of a Standardized based system.The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment must apt their responsibility.
He charged the National Council of Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) that they must ensure and provide item banks that will guide teachers in providing test items in preparation towards the National Standardized Test(NSAT) for B2, B4 and B6.
The call for textbooks in primary schools must not fall on death ears.
NACCA must not derelict its duty to the detriment of the Ghanaian pupil.
NaCCA is the main body responsible for the implemention of the new standard based curriculum and teachers licensure.
AFFED( African Foundation For Education Development) is an NGO which focuses on helping Education across Africa.
Kwame Adade- Facebook page
Executive Director(African Foundation for Educational Development)
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