NaCCA Gives New Names to Two ‘Senior High School’ Core Subjects

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The National Council and Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education has given new names to two core subjects
The National Council and Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education has given new names to two core subjects
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Under the Ministry of Education, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has announced new names for two core subjects in Senior High Schools (SHSs).

Integrated Science will now be known as General Science and Core Mathematics will be renamed Modern Mathematics.

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According to Professor Edward Appiah, the Director-General of NaCCA, these changes will affect students pursuing General Arts, Business, Home Economics, and Visual Arts.

In a discussion with the Daily Graphic, he also revealed that starting from 2024/2025 academic year, SHS science students will no longer be required to study Core and Elective Mathematics as separate examinable subjects.

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Instead, for Core Mathematics, science students will now take Additional Mathematics and will no longer study Integrated Science.

The reasoning behind this decision is such students already study Pure Science.

In response to rumors that the subjects for the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will be reduced to five, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has urged the public, especially Junior High School students, to disregard such claims.

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An anonymous official from the GES stated that no decision has been made to reduce the number of subjects for the 2024 BECE from the usual nine to five.

This clarification comes after Prince Charles Agyemang-Duah, the Director of the Schools and Instructions Division at GES, mentioned in an interview that 2024 BECE candidates would only sit for five subjects in the national examination.

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The GES staff member explained that the decision, made in collaboration with NaCCA and various stakeholders, aims to create a more focused and meaningful learning environment for students.

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