A lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba has been appointed Ag. Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA).
Dr Prince H Armah takes over from Mrs Felicia Boakye-Yiadom effective June 1, 2019 and will work together with Council members to complete the robust educational reform agenda began by Mrs Boakye-Yiadom and her team.
As part of processes for a smooth transition, Dr Armah was sworn into office by the chairman of the Council Prof Osei Kwarteng and charged with the responsibility of maintaining, if not improving, the standards set before him by his predecessor.
He reminded him of the task at hand and the need to assist in putting together a framework that will ultimately lead to producing a more competitive, globally inclusive Ghanaian student.
In accepting the new challenge, the founder of the education think tank VIAM Africa now Institute For Education Studies, paid glowing tributes to his predecessor and promised to bring his experience to bear in transforming the educational sector.
“I’d like to thank Mrs. Felicia Boakye-Yiadom, our esteemed outgoing Ag. Executive Secretary, for her dedicated service to NaCCA. I have enjoyed and still enjoy our good working relations.
“…We stand today on the cusp of something truly great. We are reforming our curriculum to give our young people a fighting chance in the hyper-competitive global arena of today and tomorrow. The new reforms we are pursuing will bring our education firmly into the twenty-first century and guarantee this country’s future prosperity,” he said.
He also thanked the Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh and the government in general for the confidence reposed in him.
On her part, the outgoing Ag. Executive Secretary was grateful for the opportunity to serve and lots of memories to hold on to.
“I am leaving the Council, holding forever in my heart, a sweet and hallowed memory of the NaCCA Governing Council,” she said.