GES includes social security content in new school curriculum

GES directs heads of SHS to review 'undue' school prospectus

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has included social security content in the new school curriculum to deepen students’ awareness of social security, the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has disclosed.

In a statement copied to EducationWeb, SSNIT said the inclusion of the security content in the school curriculum will prepare students to insist on their right to social security as potential workers or discharge responsibilities as future employers.

The new curriculum content, according to the National Insurance Trust indicated was produced by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) in collaboration with them and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

“SSNIT in partnership with NaCCA has produced Supplementary Readers and Teachers Manuals on social security for students and teachers in public Junior and Senior High Schools,” the press release dated March 11, 2022, stated.

The Supplementary Readers on social security will be launched on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Greater Kumasi (Ashanti Region).

In another development, the Management of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has debunked claims that the central government has scrapped social studies from the basic school curriculum.

The Chairman of the NaCCA, Professor Kwame Osei Kwarteng reacting to the report his outfit has described untrue said the subject has not been scrapped or cancelled by the government as widely reported by some media outlets.

He told 3FM’s Dzifa Bampoh, that before the recent education reforms, there were no social studies at all until the introduction of a new innovative subject called our world our people, which is more expansive than social studies.

“There was nothing like social studies at KG and from Primary 1 to Primary 6. There were no social studies, we thought that there was a need for social studies and we introduced a programme called ‘Our world, and Our People’.

JHS1 to JHS 3, they have social studies, we have developed social studies curricula for that matter so I don’t get where the chairperson was coming, we haven’t changed anything,” the Chairman of the Curriculum Council added.