The Ghana Education Service (GES) after introducing a new curriculum for the basic school level has reportedly directed teachers to continue teaching basic school students with the old curriculum and suspend the new one.
The spokesperson for the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Mr Ayikwei Awuley Adokwei disclosed this speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise Morning show with Alfred Ocansey monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh.
“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 Communications Director further told 3FM’s Alfred 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.”
Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service early this year also said teachers as they wait for NaCCA to release the new curriculum-based textbooks can use the old textbooks for teaching.
He speaking to the Accra-based Peace 104.3 FM said teachers must find their own ways and means to teach students in the classroom including using a mobile phone and other electronic devices as they wait for the new textbooks.
“So maybe you have a topic that interests you in the old textbooks, you can use that to teach using the skills of the standard-based. The topics have not changed but how you teach has only changed” Prof Opoku Amankwa stated.
The GES official indicated the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) in the shortest possible time will release the new standard-based curriculum-based textbooks for basic school teachers across the country