GES announces date for JHS teachers new curriculum workshop

The Ghana Education Service (GES) following a decision to fully implement the Common Core Programme (CCP) in the 2022 academic year has called on all Junior High School (JHS) teachers to attend a 3-day new curriculum workshop.

In a purported statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, the Service has urged Regional Directors of Education to invite all JHS teachers to fully participate in the workshop slated from January 12, 2022, to Friday, January 14, 2022.

“Each Metro/Municipal or District Director is to make arrangements for a suitable venue for the training curriculum programme. The date to commence the worship is January 12, 2022, to January 14, 2022,” GES said in the release.

It amid the presence of the global coronavirus pandemic further entreated Directors of Education to ensure observance of all adhere to Covid-19 protocols outlined by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other health professionals.

“Metro/Municipal or District Director should ensure the observance of Covid-19 protocols and extend all courtesies to the facilitators and participants for a success of the 3-day teachers’ programme,” the Education Service added.

The Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has also urged visually impaired Junior High School teachers to go along with their braille sheet and or recorders to be able to participate fully in the forthcoming programme.

“The hearing-impaired Junior High School (JHS) teachers must be supported by their hearing counterparts from their schools to enable them fully participate in the training,” the GES statement dated January 5, 2022 told teachers.

In a related development, the Service has said a committee set up by the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in due course will release the 2022 school academic year calendar for pre-tertiary schools in the country.

The school calendar committee the Director-General of GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said is chaired by the Deputy Minister for Education, Rev Ntim Fordjour and representatives from other agencies under the Education Ministry.

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa indicated that the delay in the release of the 2022 academic year calendar is to ensure and avoid some of the infractions that bedevilled the calendar during the ended 2021 academic year.

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