Profile of Dr. Prince Hamid Armah, Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA)

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Dr Prince Hamid Armah (Ph.D., M.Ed, B.Ed, GTCS [UK], QTS [UK])

Dr Prince Hamid Armah is an education and research consultant.

He has over seventeen years of teaching, research and policy engagement experience from both the United Kingdom and Ghana contexts. Following a stellar career in teaching and research, he established one of Ghana’s most influential education policy and research think tanks, the Institute for Education Studies (IFEST).

He also founded Greenfield Education Group (GEG), a development consultancy firm focused specifically on guiding clients to solve complex education sector challenges. Between 2013 and 2018, he led both organisations, exercising overall responsibilities for their full operations and management.

He is presently the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), having been appointed by the President of the republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to lead the government’s curriculum and assessment reform agenda.

He has demonstrable understanding of Ghana’s education reforms and has both theoretical and practical skills in project management and public finance management. He has participated in several national and international education conferences and summits. He is currently the Co-Chair of the African Curriculum Association (ACA) headquartered in Uganda and Chair of ACA’s publications committee.

Dr Armah’s strong national and international work profile is based on excellence in the delivery of high profile, high impact assignments. He previously served as a member of the Technical Team of the Ministry of Education that led the development and finalization of Ghana’s Education Strategic Plan (ESP) 2018-2030 and the associated Medium-Term Development Plan 2018-2021, as well as the Cost and Finance Report.

He has previously consulted for several national and international organizations including The World Bank, USAID, UKAID/DFID, UN Education Commission, Open University (UK), Oxford Policy Management (UK), PricewaterhouseCoopers (Ghana) Ltd, and the MoE/GES, among others.

Through these and other projects, he has made tremendous and far reaching contributions to national development in various ways, but especially in the area of human capital development.

He holds a PhD degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Aberdeen, UK with specialization in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Educational Policy.

His scholarship centres around intersections of education policy and practice, focusing on inequities in students’ educational outcomes and the policies and practices that shape those outcomes.

He has extensive expertise in quantitative methods and data analysis, having been trained at the Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) of the Universities of Nottingham, Edinburgh and Manchester with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom, where he specialized in applying quantitative methods to the examination of issues in curriculum standard setting and maintenance and the design and awarding of national curriculum tests.

He has been widely published in the Ghanaian and international media for his insightful policy suggestions and opinions for improving Ghana’s education system, and has over 40 written publications including policy documents, reports, speeches, conference presentations, peer and non-peer reviewed papers on a range of educational and research issues in Ghana

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Dr Armah is a member of several prestigious international organisations including the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) UK, the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) UK, and the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMEN) UK.

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