GES cuts down subjects of study in basics schools to 4

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The Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, Michael Nsowah has revealed that only four subjects will be studied at the basic education level from the 2019-2020 academic year.

According to the former Director-General of GES, the reduction of the subjects would be at the kindergarten, primary and JHS levels.

Currently, some pupils take eight subjects while others take nine at the basic level.

But Michael Nsowah says the basis for the reduction is to have four examinable subjects because, at that early stage, children’s minds are not well developed to deal with so many examinable subjects

He told Adom News that even though there would be only four examinable subjects which will emphasise numeracy and literacy, it doesn’t mean that the other subjects are not important.

The GES Council Chairman added that the reduction of the subjects to only four was expected to take effect this academic but the curriculum review committee, thereby forcing the programme into next year when all stakeholder meetings would have been completed.


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