The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), paid a working visit to the offices of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) at NAGRAT Lyceum, Adabraka. The purpose of the visit was to engage its leadership on the Council’s ongoing efforts at developing the secondary education curriculum; as a complement to the Standards-Based Curriculum (SBC) and the Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum developed for the primary and junior high schools respectively.
Dr Edward Appiah, the Council’s Director-General, in his remarks reiterated NAGRAT’s role as an important stakeholder group in the curriculum development process. He imitated that the Council would keep an open-door policy towards all stakeholder groups insofar as the development process is concerned; to ensure the curriculum is wholly accepted by all involved in the education value-chain. In addition, he assured the leadership of NAGRAT that concerns raised about the secondary curriculum would be given due attention by the experts and technocrats.
On his part, NAGRAT’s President in the person of Mr Angel Carbonu welcomed NaCCA’s visit and encouraged more of such engagements going into the future. He said the secondary education curriculum revision was an issue of national importance; not only would it help improve the nation’s learning outcomes but make our education locally relevant to our needs and globally competitive. He assured the Council of NAGRAT’s unwavering support as it readies itself to develop the Secondary Education Curriculum.