The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare has attributed the absence of textbooks for public school teachers to the rush of the implementation of the new curriculum by the Ministry of Education
He in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said the new standard-based curriculum for primary was rolled out two years ago but no textbooks have been procured for public school teachers as of now.
Unlike public school teachers, the Executive Director of the Education Think Tank noted private schools have bought textbooks for their teachers.
“It’s two years since the new, beautiful standard-based curriculum for primary was rolled out; yet, our public school teachers have no textbooks. On the flip side, private schools have bought textbooks for their teachers.”
According to him, the challenges have overshadowed the beautiful content and strategy of the new standard-based curriculum for schools.
Mr Kofi Asare however suggested for the Education Ministry to next time review any new curriculum and plan to start the implementation at least two years after the review, when every textbook has been carefully written, approved, published, procured and distributed to every public school.