Prof Kwame Osei Kwarteng the Chairman of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) , has rejected claims circulating on social media and other news portals that social studies as a subject have been scrapped from GES curriculum.
Speaking at the Social Studies National Conference at the University of Education, Winneba, Miss Josphine Nkrumah the Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) emphasised that Social Studies is the heartbeat of humanity. You cannot take that away. No matter what you do, you will live, work, worship, fight, build on peace together as a people. So there is no reason why Social studies should be scrapped in any shape or form on this earth.
The Chairman of NaCCA, Prof Kwame Osei Kwarteng says social studies remains a subject at the JHS level.
He explains that before the recent education reforms, there were no social studies at all until the introduction of a new innovative subject called our world our people, which is more expansive than social studies.
Prof Kwarteng is of the view that the NCCE Chairman was not well briefed before making the comment at the conference of the association of social studies.
He told Dzifa Bampoh on the First Take on 3FM that “She was just throwing dust into the eyes of Ghanaians. I must also hasten to add that perhaps, she didn’t prepare well, she was not seized with the facts before going out to deliver that paper at the conference.
“There was nothing like social studies at KG and from P1 to P6. There were no social studies, we thought that there was a need for social studies and we introduced a programme called ‘Our world, and Our People’. JHS1 to JHS 3, they have social studies, we have developed social studies curricula for that matter so I don’t get where the chairperson was coming, we haven’t changed anything.”
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