The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has quashed reports in the media suggesting that it has plans to change the duration for JHS and SHS come next academic year.
A press statement issued by the NaCCA states that they have no intention to increase to four years the JHS period and reduce SHS to two years in the 2020/2021 academic year.
The statement also said that the duration for both senior high school and junior high school will remain the same under the proposed Common Core Programme (CCP), thereby; dismissing earlier reports which said 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 is the second phase of the pre-tertiary curriculum review started in 2017, from which kindergarten (KG) and primary school programmes are 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