If Headmasters and teachers in Ghana will be courageous to report the events in our basic schools, we would uncover a lot of things.
In 2019, the MoE claimed that the old curriculum couldn’t provide the 21st century skills and knowledge needed to solve real life challenges. Therefore they introduced a new curriculum from KG to SHS 3. They made a lot of noise about this new curriculum
It’s been 2 years since the curriculum was launched but the teachers are still using the old curriculum because of the lack of resources.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) is a government agency under the Ministry of Education founded in 1974 responsible for implementing government policies that ensure that Ghanaians of school-going age irrespective of their ethnicity, gender, disability, religious and political dispositions receive quality formal education.
The Ghana Education Service is governed by a fifteen-member council called the GES council.gender, disability, religious and political dispositions receive quality formal education. The Ghana Education Service is governed by a fifteen-member council called the GES council.
Shockingly, the MoE and their counterpart, GES have failed to provide the teachers with textbooks, curriculum materials and pedagogical training needed to implement the new curriculum.
In 2020, this same MoE who are yet to buy curriculum textbooks spent over 50 million Ghana cedis on math sets and calculators for Akufo Addo graduates.
During this Covid era in 2020 and 2021 they’ve spent over 60 million Ghana cedis to purchase past questions for WASSCE candidates. My question is, are the students in Ghana especially those in senior high school going rely on these "Pasco" or past questions to pass their WASSCE? it sounds good, but those questions are taken from the old syllabus, that's from 1993 to date.
Talking about support, the World Bank in March 2020 provided a US$15 million grant to support Ghana's COVID-19 response for continued learning, recovery and resilience for basic education.
The fund is expected to be used in 2020 and 2021. Unfortunately, nobody will account for this money. The basic education system is under-resourced but this money might end up in the pockets of few people.
Our educational system is currently on phase one clinical trials and every patriot should be concerned because the development of every nation lies in the quality of their education system.
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