Implementing standards-based curriculum requires reforms – EduWatch

Africa Education Watch (EduWatch)

The Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) revealed that the first two years of Standardized Curriculum (SBC) implementation were not encouraging and therefore called for reforms to address the issues.

In 2019, the Ghana Education Service (GES) introduced the SBC in primary schools from Kindergarten to Primary 6. The SBC program was to replace the goal-oriented program.

According to EduWatch, the lack of textbooks to help students study was a challenge the Department of Education (MoE) faced in the first two years of implementation.

EduWatch In a statement copied to the Ghanaian News Agency in Tema signed by Mr. Kofi Asare, the executive director said there were a myriad of planning deficits surrounding the roll-out of the junior high school program (JHS) and upper secondary (SHS) and that this had negatively affected students in their pursuit of studies.

EduWatch suggested that for the Department of Education to alleviate these issues in the future, textbooks should be made available to all Kindergarten, Primary, JHS and SHS students during the year. academic term of this year.

He noted that after the Core Curriculum (PCC) textbooks should be provided in the 2022 school year as this would avoid the repetition of two years of textbook absence that caused the school curriculum. primary.

EduWatch added that teachers should be trained with the CCP before rolling out this academic term to make learning flexible for students.

EduWatch is an education policy research and advocacy organization that works with civil society organizations, governments and the private sector to promote an equitable, accountable and responsive education system that ensures quality and equality of chances for all.

Originally incorporated as Action for Rural Education in May 2002, Africa Education Watch changed its name in 2019 to focus on policy research and transnational advocacy while functioning as a think tank with representation. partners in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

EduWatch analyzes the management and reform of educational policies based on comparative intercultural, transnational and international perspectives in West Africa.

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