New Curriculum: NaCCA releases first batch of textbooks for KG and Primary schools

NaCCA announced textbooks for Kindergarten and primary schools
NaCCA announced textbooks for Kindergarten and primary schools

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), in press statement signed by the Executive Secretary Dr. Prince Hamid Armah PhD on Friday, 15th May, 2020, acting on behalf of the Education of Ministry (MoE) under the supervision of the Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has published the first batch of the official list of one-hundred and  eighty-seven (187) textbooks recommended for Kindergarten and primary schools in Ghana for the new curriculum introduced in September 2019.

NaCCA announced textbooks for Kindergarten and primary schools
NaCCA announced textbooks for Kindergarten and primary schools

According to the Executive Secretary, the 187 recommended Textbooks have passed through series of reviews between NaCCA and the Publishers to ensure they conform to the expectations of the new KG to Basic 6 curriculum introduced in September, 2019.

In the pressor, NaCCA welcomes comments and feedback from school managers, teachers, parents and the general public on the Recommended Textbooks. This, according to them, will help textbook writers and publishers improve on the quality of their textbooks.

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NaCCA has also directed that, all feedbacks must be in written and addressed to the Direction,of Textbook and Instructional Research Quality Unit of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) at the Ministry of Education. Below is the full pressor issued by NaCCA.

BACKGROUND

In March 19, 2020, NaCCA submits approved list of textbooks to the Ministry of Education (MoE) for the New Curriculum after passing through all needed steps to announce textbooks for Basic schools and Kindergarten.

In June, 2019, NaCCA published a revised textbook assessment and approval process. The objective is to streamline the textbook approval process and make it more transparent and efficient.

“From August, 2019 to date, a total of 107 submissions have been received out of which 100 have been assessed with the remaining still undergoing assessment.” Dr. Prince Hamid Armah PhD disclosed.

NaCCA earlier issued a letter, informing all publishers whose books have been assessed and received feedback from NaCCA that the list of approved textbooks will be sent to the Ministry of Education on Friday, 20th March, 2020.

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