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New SHS curriculum won’t help category B, C schools – GNAT chairperson

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Madam Ivy Betur Naaso, the Upper East Regional Chairperson of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has expressed her concerns regarding the potential imbalance that the newly developed Senior High School curriculum might create, particularly affecting less privileged schools in categories B and C.

According to her, the new curriculum is only good on paper, but in practice, would bring imbalance to deprived schools, especially in Northern Ghana.

Her remarks came during an engagement session held in Bolgatanga, where she spoke to our reporter about the implications of the curriculum designed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA).

The new curriculum aims to instill national values and foster a sense of pride among the youth. However, Madam Naaso emphasized the necessity for substantial improvements in school facilities to ensure equitable benefits for all students, regardless of their school’s category.

“The new curriculum is indeed a positive step towards shaping the values and pride of our youth. But without significant upgrades to the infrastructure and resources in the less privileged schools, we risk creating a gap where students in categories B and C schools may not fully benefit from this educational framework.”

Madam Naaso pointed out that many schools in these lower categories lack the basic facilities required to effectively implement the new curriculum. “This includes inadequate classrooms, insufficient teaching materials, and a lack of trained teachers.”

She stressed that without addressing these fundamental issues, the curriculum’s potential to uplift and unify students across all schools might fall short.

“The disparity in resources and facilities between the different school categories is a major concern. We need a concerted effort to ensure that improvements are made, so all students have an equal opportunity to benefit from the new curriculum.”

Her call to action includes appeals to government agencies, educational authorities, and stakeholders to prioritize investments in the infrastructure of less privileged schools. “We must work together to bridge this gap and provide a level playing field for all students,” Madam Naaso concluded.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga

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