President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Professor Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu has expressed concerns towards the implementation of the new curriculum for basic schools by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment which she said did not include the inputs of the academy.
According to her, the contributions of the academy were not sought prior to the implementation of the new curriculum and it is still being implemented behind their backs.
Is it not strange that a new curriculum for primary education is being implemented in the country on the blindside of the academy?
She, however, expressed hopes that the academy will institute measures to bring the new curriculum under scrutiny and consequently come out with positive inputs as is one of the core mandates of the academy.
I hope the education chapter of this academy will seek ways of subjecting the new curriculum to discussions and assist with ideas.
She further charged the educational chapter of her outfit to be more proactive in deliberating on issues of interest in the country. This she said, will eliminate the sidelining of the academy on matters of national concern.
It is time for our chapters to exercise more initiatives in taking up more issues on national development…The plain truth is we cannot continue to lament the marginalization of the academy if we cannot assert our influence by taking the initiatives to provide advisory opinions on issues of national concern
Prof. Henrietta was delivering the presidential address on the first day of the one-week celebration earmarked for the 60th anniversary of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
By: Linda Agyei Kwarteng Mensah | universnewsroom.com