GES begins process to reduce subjects at primary, JHS levels


Basic schools in the country could study lesser number of subjects from the next academic year, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has hinted.

It said the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has been tasked to carry out the review with a view to reducing them.

The review of the subjects would be done at the kindergarten, primary and the junior high school (JHS) level.

If implemented, it means that the number of subjects final-year junior high school (JHS) students write at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), would also reduce.

“The NCCA has been tasked to review the number of subjects, the content and the structure of basic school curriculum. It is as a result of this that the proposal to reduce the subjects has been based on,” the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, Mr Michael Nsowah, in an interview with

He said after the basic school level, the exercise would be extended to the senior high school level, especially with regard to the elective subjects.
Speaking to Dinpa news, an educationist and chief of Wenchi-Nchiraa, Nana Baffuor- Kwaabo II,said it is a good proposal. He said, our current educational structure must suite the situation.
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