Ghana’s Education Service after the spokesman for the Coalition of Concerned Teachers said basic school teachers have been directed to return to the old school curriculum for teaching says no such directive has been issued.
Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise Morning show, the Communications Director for the Coalition said teachers have been instructed by the Service to ignore the new curriculum and return to the old school curriculum to teach students.
“As a teacher in the classrooms without textbooks, now you have to refer to textbooks of the old curriculum to teach the new school curriculum, teachers need to look at it and make adjustments before teaching,” Mr Ayikwei stated.
The Coalition of Concerned Teachers spokesperson continued 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 Friday, August 13, 2021, in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh has debunked the report indicating teachers at the basic level have been asked to return to the old curriculum.
“The Ghana Education Service (GES) has not directed teachers to return to the old school curriculum,” the Service stated.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa in an interview with the Accra-based Peace FM said teachers as they wait for new curriculum-based textbooks can use the old textbooks for teaching in classrooms.
He said teachers are required to get the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) new curriculum textbooks to teach the students however they must not base their teaching on only textbooks.