Government of Ghana and National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) have left Social Studies out the Educational Curricular .
The move has sparked the National Social Studies Association(NaSSA) to asking government the rationale behind the subject’s exclusion.
NaSSA maintains that the subject has promoted national integration throughout the years therefore “Social Studies needs to be maintained” in the curricular.
It is a subject that equips the learner with relevant knowledge, positive attitudes, values and skills in solving personal and societal problems.
But this year the ruling NPP government and National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) have scrapped it off the curriculum and replaced with the nomenclature; “Our World and Our People”.
The NaCCA and government started it all by throwing out citizenship education from the curriculum of the Upper Basic School of Ghana.
However, NaSSA believes that it is step by which government wants to relegate its members from their teaching profession.
Subsequently, NaSSA demands the rational behind the subject’s thrown out,
The level of engagement with stakeholders of the subject before its removal,
The fate of employment to thousands of teachers of the subject,
The fate of thousands of students who have been enrolled programmes ranging from the Bachelor Degree through via Master of Education.
NaSSA seeks answers from government and the NaCCA.
NaSSA looks forward to hit the principal streets of Accra and end up in Jubilee house to register their protest to President Nana Addo to re- consider its decision.
By: Joe Marfo