The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has engaged the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on the draft secondary education curriculum. The meeting was held at the headquarters of NAGRAT in Accra on May 24, 2023. NaCCA, as part of the development process, has adopted a stakeholder-led approach to ensure the revised curriculum reflects the demands and aspirations of all stakeholders.
NaGRAT is one of the notable teacher unions in the country and is national in outlook and coverage. The Deputy Director-General for NaCCA, Matthew Owusu, Chief Technical Advisor T-TEL Akwasi Addae-Boahene, Prof. Eric Ananga Curriculum Advisor, and a technical team from NaCCA and T-TEL made up the delegation. The NAGRAT executives warmly welcomed NaCCA’s entourage to its office. In his introductory remarks, Angel Carbonu touted NaCCA as one of the education sector agencies that have kept close ties with NAGRAT and encouraged it to continue in that stead.
The engagement session focused on discussions related to the global forces driving secondary education provision and the key features of the revised SHS curriculum. The various presentations highlighted that the revised curriculum puts the learner at the center, actively participating in knowledge creation, and harnessing the skills and competencies to function effectively. In addition, the revised curriculum integrates relevant and interactive pedagogies, with concentration on targeted and differentiated assessments to ensure all learners can achieve their full potential. NAGRAT unanimously agreed that the current delivery of education ought to be revised to meet the demands of the 21st Century society. Furthermore, the NAGRAT executives shared some lucid and insightful recommendations for NaCCA’s consideration, to help with the curriculum finalisation and implementation efforts.
To that end, NAGRAT endorsed in principle the various learning innovations (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Shared National Values) outlined in the revised curriculum. Both institutions (NaCCA and NAGRAT) committed to the objectives of the revised curriculum and pledged to collaborate in the interest of the Ghanaian child.