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Tue, May

Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE)

  • Unfortunately, there are children between the ages of eight to 14 who have never been to school. These children are in their formative years, ...

    Written By Patrick Twumasi - Confucius once said “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children”.

  • The new curriculum which was developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment is a shift from the objective-based curriculum to a standards-based curriculum with focus on strengthening the acquisition of the 4Rs -

    Written By Elorm Kpedator - Basic schools across the country are experiencing a new academic dawn. With it comes a new Standard-Based Curriculum which will change the entire scope of basic education in the country. In February this year, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in his third State of the Nation Address announced that a new Standard-Based Curriculum is to be rolled out by government from Kindergarten to Primary 6 by September this year.

  • The double-track system came to manage students’ enrolments competing for space, logistics and basic needs within the learning environment. It has worked to some extent but needs critical evaluation to synthesise the challenges and recommend possible solutions for its progress.

    Written By Rev. Fr Jonas Richmond Atarah - The Ghana Education Service and the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) but for the untimely postponement of the re-opening date for third-year senior high students that caused inconveniences to parents and their wards must be commended. Meanwhile, it has opened the eyes of stakeholders of education to readily and seriously get involved in making recommendations for greater outcomes of the free senior high education policy. Government must be commended for holding the fort of free senior high school education uninterrupted for more than three years. Past governments were seriously challenged in releasing feeding grants meant only for northern schools to meet their re- opening dates.

  • Written By Anthony Kwaku Amoah - It is appropriate for us as teachers, education workers, parents, students, citizens and stakeholders to always remind ourselves of pertinent education acts, policies and programmes such as the 2008 Education Act 778, and to work hard for their growth.

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