A group calling itself the Coalition of Concerned Teachers of Ghana (CCT GH) has rendered an apology to Ghana’s Education Service (GES) after a member said schools have been asked to use the old curriculum for teaching.
In the apology statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, the Coalition of Concerned Teachers of Ghana said “we will like to state unequivocally that the said statement has been misconstructed and apologise accordingly.”
The teachers’ group that “we want to use this medium to render our unqualified apology to the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa for this unfortunate publication.”
CCT GH apology follows a comment made by their Communications Director, Mr Ayikwei Awuley Adokwei in an interview with Accra-based 3FM that GES has directed teachers to return to the old curriculum for academic activities.
“As a teacher in the classrooms without textbooks, now you have to refer to textbooks of the old curriculum to teach the new curriculum, teachers need to look at it and make adjustments before teaching,” Mr Ayikwei stated.
The spokesperson for Teachers Coalition explained that “it means whatever you taught the pupils with the new curriculum for the past seven months, you have to go and take the old one and restart teaching.”
But, the Ghana Education Service (GES) later today on social media stated no such directive has been issued to heads of schools or teachers, therefore members of the general are to disregard any such false information or publication.