The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has debunked claims suggesting it has plans to review the Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) duration.
A press statement addressing the issue said there was no intent to increase to four years the JHS period and reduce SHS to two years in the 2020/2021 academic year.
The NaCCA said the duration for both JHS and SHS education remained three years each under the proposed Common Core Programme (CCP) dispelling rumours that under the CCP curriculum, the duration of JHS would be reviewed from the current three to four years, while SHS would be two years.
The NaCCA explained that the new curriculum was the second phase of the pre-tertiary curriculum review started in 2017, from which kindergarten (KG) and primary school programmes were currently being implemented by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
“NaCCA wishes to state emphatically that with the planned implementation process of the Common Core Programme in the next academic year, the duration for both JHS and SHS will remain three years each,” it said.
It asked the general public to disregard, “this false reportage” and appealed to the media, “to take advantage of our open-door policy and engage with us to avoid misinforming the news-consuming public on such critical matters.”
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