The Dean of the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Ghana, Professor Jonathan Fletcher, has described the new basic school curriculum as one that is easy to understand.
For him, the curriculum is well-detailed and has well-explained guidelines for teaching and students assessment.
Prof. Fletcher comments come after some complaints that the curricula lacked elaborative comprehension.
However, the Educationist believes that with the new curricula, any professional teacher can comfortably teach.
“…without textbooks, an experienced teacher can easily understand and confidently teach using the guidelines provided in the curriculum and also add their suggestions”
Speaking further to UniversNews on the subject, Prof. Fletcher called for measures to be put in place to ensure that book publisher do not produce sub-standard books for the students.
He also urged teachers to prescribe learning materials for teaching and learning.
“…it very important to ensure that, book publishers produce the right books with the right content”.
The new curriculum introduced by the Ghana Education Service was rolled out from kindergarten to Class 6 in primary schools are the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year.
This curriculum according to President Nana Akufo-Addo, was drawn upon the best practices from all over the world.
Delivering his third State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, the President said the new curriculum will focus on making the “Ghanaian children confident, innovative, creative-thinking, digitally-literate, well-rounded, patriotic citizens.”