Brief History of NaCCA
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) was established following the 2007 reforms as an Advisory Board to the Curriculum Research and Development Division (CRDD) of the Ghana Education Service. The CRDD was established on 1st September 1967 at Saltpond and relocated to the Ministry of Education in the 1970s. The goal was to manage and implement the Curriculum Policy of the Ministry of Education (MOE) towards the attainment of educational objectives and development goals of the nation. In 2008, it CRDD was reconstituted as a statutory council by the Education Act of 2008, Act 778. The first set of Council members was inaugurated in 2011. The second Governing Council was inaugurated on 23rd September 2015 by the Minister of Education, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman and had its first meeting on Tuesday 25th September 2015.
The third Governing Council of NaCCA was inaugurated on the 26th of July, 2017 by Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the current Minister of Education. In his inaugural speech, the Hon Minister tasked the new Governing Council to immediately take steps to evaluate and reform the curriculum at the pre-tertiary level to reflect the vision and expectations of Ghanaians and subsequently enhance the quality of education. NaCCA is currently being governed by a 21-member Governing Council which is made up of representatives from different institutions.
Who we are
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) was established following the 2007 reforms as a statutory council by the Educational Act of 2008, Act 778. The Council is responsible for the development and determination of its advice on matters relating to curriculum and assessment. The Council is a representative structure, the membership of which is determined by the Education Act 2008 (ACT 778). It has 21 members, all of whom are appointed by the President of Ghana in accordance with Article 70 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. The members represent education professional, employers association, religious and faith-based bodies, business interests, teacher unions, and other educational interests. Other members include representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service, a nominee of the West Africa Examination Council, and of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled. The Minister appoints the Chairperson.
The NaCCA has 31 full-time staff, led by an Executive Secretary and funded by the Ministry of Education. The current Council was appointed and commenced its work in July 2017 for a period of 4 years renewable.
Mission of NaCCA
To raise the quality of education at the pre-tertiary level, with emphasis on science and mathematics as fundamental building blocks for accelerated national development and to instill in young Ghanaians a heightened sense of cultural identity and nationalism.
Vision of NaCCA
Quality education for accelerated national development.
Careers at NaCCA
We aim to be an employer of choice that attracts, motivates, retains and develops talented professionals. Our values reflect who we are: respectful and professional in the workplace, and passionate about our work improving the education outcomes for young Ghanaians. We work with integrity and collaborate with our partners and stakeholders around the country.