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EDUCATION

Science students in SHS won’t study core maths and integrated science again

Starting from the 2024/2025 academic year, Senior High School (SHS) students choosing elective science subjects will no longer have to take Core Mathematics and Integrated Science, according to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA).

Professor Edward Appiah, the Director General of NaCCA, stated that this change is part of the updated curriculum designed to improve the educational system.

Professor Appiah emphasized that science students already extensively study Mathematics and Science, which is why the decision was made to eliminate the additional coursework.

He explained the reasoning behind this modification in an interview with JoyNews on February 6, 2023, stating, “This is part of the new curriculum we are implementing, starting from primary to junior and finally, the SHS.” He added, “We are saying that with the new curriculum, you will do Core Maths which is additional Maths and that is what the Pure Science students do. They won’t do any other Maths because what they are going to do is good enough for them to do their subjects.”

He clarified that the requirement for Science students to take Integrated Science in SHS stemmed from the perceived weakness in the Science curriculum during junior high school.

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