The Foundation for Generational Thinkers (FOGET) has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider its decision to implement the new primary school curriculum from the 2019-2020 academic year.
Rather, it said the implementation should take effect from the 2020-2021 academic year to give teachers more time to acquaint themselves with the new curriculum.
It said it was also to give time to the publishers to get the relevant textbooks ready for the smooth role out of the programme.
A statement issued by the President of FOGET, Mr Prosper Afetsi, said the organisation was in total support of the new curriculum but would want adequate time to be given for its implementation so that it would become successful.
It said the new curriculum was a laudable idea in view of the new developments going on in the world.
“We have to move with the present time because our students would have to be equipped with the current cutting-edge knowledge. The GES must, therefore, be commended for coming out with the new curriculum,” the statement said.
The GES last week announced the introduction of a new curriculum for primary schools in the country.
The curriculum forms part of sweeping reforms in basic education, beginning from the 2019-2020 academic year.
Under the new curriculum, the subjects to be taught at the kindergarten level have been reduced from seven to four, which are integrated into themes.
In its statement, FOGET said the decision was a good one since children were bothered with too many subjects that saw them carrying heavy bags to school as a result of the number of subjects they study.
FOGET is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation registered and operating in Ghana. It is a trans-generational organisation committed to trumpeting the essence of leaving worthy legacies for future generations, as well as smoothtransition of development from one generation to the next.c