The Ministry of Education (MoE), acting through the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has, in recent times, been working on curriculum and assessment reforms to improve the quality and relevance of learning experiences in pre-tertiary schools in Ghana.
This curriculum, known as the Common Core Programme (CCP), is a sequel to the Kindergarten-Primary standards-based school curriculum, the implementation of which commenced with the 2019/2020 academic year. The CCP is carefully designed for learners in Basic 7 to Basic 9 (JHS 1 – SHS 3) as part of a holistic learning experience that prepares them for post-secondary education, the world of work or both.
The curriculum focuses on building character and nurturing values, in addition to ensuring a seamless progression for all learners from JHS to SHS and creates clear pathways for academic and career-related programmes from Basic 10 to Basic 12 (SHS1 – SHS3). In the twenty-first century, memorisation of facts and figures is no longer a sufficient learner attribute.
Therefore, the CCP focuses on the acquisition of the 4Rs (Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and cReativity) and core competencies to afford learners the ability to apply knowledge innovatively to solve everyday problems. Personal projects,
community projects and community service have been integrated into the CCP as part of a comprehensive assessment programme, including assessment of
knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that mainly emphasise what learners can do.
It is hoped that the content of this curriculum will promote better high
school education that meets the varied learning needs of the young people in the country and addresses the shortfalls in the current school curriculum in relation
to learning and assessment.
The Ministry of Education is committed to ensuring that our schools develop globally competitive high school graduates who have the requisite employable skills and
workplace ethos. The CCP curriculum will, therefore, play an important role in this regard. The Ministry will support the effective implementation of the CCP to include capacity development of all teachers to ensure improved learning experiences and outcomes for our young people.
This Common Core Programme (CCP) curriculum was developed together with the National Pre-tertiary Learning Assessment Framework (NPLAF) and Teacher’s and Learner’s Resource Packs. All these documents were developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), under the oversight and strategic direction of the Ministry of Education (MoE) with support from some agencies of the MoE and other relevant stakeholders.
Kindly click on each of the link below and download the Junior High School Curriculum for Common Core Programme (CCP).