NaCCA explains why new educational curriculum appeared to focus on the late J.B Danquah

NaCCA has reacted to claims that the new curriculum has been skewed to portray the achievements of the late J.B Danquah – It revealed that the new curriculum was written with the help of historians with no political affiliations The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment unit (NaCCA), has reacted to allegations about the inclusion of the late Joseph Boakye Danquah in the new curriculum released to students. NaCCA, which operates under the ministry of education, explained that prominent historians who executed their duties without any form of political allegiance developed the technical works involved in the curriculum. The comments follow reports of attempts to rewrite Ghanaian history by claiming that Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was not the founder of the country.

But NaCCA insists that claims that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had been sidelined in the new curriculum are misleading. “When we were developing the curriculum, we worked as technical people. We will make the list of the history developers available very soon so that people can check their background to see where they are coming from. We did not select people based on political colorization. They were selected based on their competencies as historians in our country,” the incoming executive secretary at NaCCA, Dr. Prince Armah said.

According to a report, the new curriculum, students are expected to show an understanding of the factors that led to the formation of early protest movements in Ghana before 1945. They are to examine the sources of evidence about the role of JB Danquah in the Gold Coast Youth Conference and present a narrative of the role of Dr. JB Danquah in the Gold Coast Youth Conference. The students will also make a field trip to Danquah Circle in Accra or his home where possible or be shown pictures of Danquah Circle in Accra for them to retell the story of JB Danquah and the Gold Coast Youth Conference.