Revised curriculum in schools to take effect from September 2019

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To ensure that students compete favorably internationally, the curriculum in schools have been revised effective September 2019.

Speaking in an exclusive interview, the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service, GES, Council, Michael Nsowah said previously the syllabus was objective-based whereas in other countries it was critical thinking and therefore students in the country could not compete with their counterparts elsewhere.

On the implementation of the free SHS policy in 2017, Mr Nsowah said there were teething problems, notable among them being the selection process where some students chose day schools long distances away instead of taking advantage of schools near them.

This resulted in some students being sent to day schools far from their communities.

He said the Ministry came in swiftly to put in measures to absorb such students into the boarding houses.

STORY BY: ERNEST OBENG-ANIM.

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