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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.

How we started

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) was first established following the 2007 education reforms as an Advisory Board to the Curriculum Research and Development Division (CRDD) of the Ghana Education Service. The goal was to help manage and implement the Curriculum Policy of the Ministry of Education (MOE) towards the attainment of educational objectives and development goals of the nation.

As a result, CRDD was reconstituted as a statutory Council by the Education Act of 2008, Act 778. Currently, the legislative instrument which the council operates under is the Education Bodies Regulatory Act of 2020, Act 1023- with the mandate to ensure curriculum and assessment standards at the pre-tertiary level excluding technical and vocational education.

NaCCA hall of heads



Executive Secretary, NaCCA

February 2017 – March 2017


Executive Secretary, NaCCA

March 2017 – May 2019


Director-General, NaCCA

May 2019 – January 2021


Director-General, NaCCA

January 2021 – To date


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.

Core Values

At NaCCA, all we say and do is reflected in the following:
Excellence, Respect,
Resilience, Integrity,
Tolerance, Collaboration and
Hard work.