The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has declared that the education curriculum it is developing does not include LGBTQI+.
The curriculum, according to the Council, emphasises national culture rather than Western culture.
At a meeting with the National House of Chiefs (NHC) over the weekend, Professor Edward Appiah, Director General of NaCCa, pledged to involve members in the development of the secondary education curriculum.
Recall that the chiefs previously voiced their concerns regarding the LGBTQ+ community in relation to the new curriculum that was being developed. You can be sure that will not be included in our curriculum, according to Prof. Appiah.
He said that after developing the curriculum, NaCCA listened to stakeholders’ opinions, and the team—which included capable and critical vice chancellors from traditional and technical universities—ensured that the educational policy was accurate.
According to Prof. Appiah, the goal of NaCCA is to develop basic and secondary education so that graduates of senior high schools will be self-assured, great thinkers of the twenty-first century who will learn to solve problems rather than avoid them.
He clarified that the idea was intended to instill moral principles and a knowledge of the country and culture while ensuring that Senior High School students use theological reasoning when addressing pressing issues.
According to Prof. Appiah, the curriculum will also assist students in their problem-solving skills when they are between the ages of 13 and 14.
The accelerated pathway will allow flexibility at the point the student can move to another area of assessment through the curriculum, he said, helping students specialise in applying their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and business.
Agyewodin Yaw Gyebi, president of the NHC, urged the NaCCa to broaden its consultation in order to ensure accurate curriculum and raise the bar of education in Ghana.
He urged the NHC to assist NaCCA in developing an effective educational programme.
Agyewodin Gyebi also requested that NaCCa work with the chiefs to inform the populace about the development of the curriculum.
He stated that the House supports NaCCA and praised the team for developing the curriculum with limited resources.