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JHS Duration To Be Increased To 4 Years While SHS Reduced To 2 Years : NaCCA



Ghana is yet to see another change in its educational system. The National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) has signaled a new wave in Ghana’s educational system.

The NaCCA has revealed that some critical features in the new Education Reform to be implemented soon in the Educational system in Ghana.

NaCCA hinted in a new statement, Junior High School (JHS) duration is expected(most likely) to increase from 3 years to 4 years while Senior High School (SHS) would be reduced from 3 years to 2 years.


“The National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) has hinted some critical features in the new Educational Reform to be implemented soon in Ghana Educational System. These reforms are structured under what was termed “Kindergarten (KG) to SHS.

New Curriculum” of Key Programmes. In the first four years of high school education, learners are expected to take a Common Core Programme (CCP) that emphasizes a set of high, internationally-benchmarked career and tertiary education ready standards. Learners need to acquire these for post-secondary education, the workplace or both. The standards articulate what learners are expected to know, understand and be able to do by focusing on their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The (CCP) runs from Basic 7 through Basic 10.

The common core attributes of the learner, which describe the essential outcomes in the three domains of learning (i.e. cognitive, psychomotor and affective), are at the centre of the CCP (see Figure 1). Inspired by the values which are important to the Ghanaian society, the CCP provides an education of the heart, mind and hands in relation to on the learner?s lifetime values, well-being, physical development, metacognition and problem-solving. Ultimately, this will produce character-minded learners who can play active roles in dealing with the increasing challenges facing Ghana and the global society.

NaCCA has outlined some new areas in the educational system.

These Key Programmes include;

1. Primary Years Programme (PYP). This comprises of Kindergarten (KG) to Primary six (6).

2. Common Core Programme (CCP). This starts from Basic 7 to Basic 10. The current system has Basic 7 to Basic 9. This means that, when the new curriculum is implemented, learners/pupils in Junior High Schools will have to attend school for four years, thus:
JHS 1 to JHS 4.

3. High School Diploma Programme (HDP). The High School Diploma Programme will start from Basic 11 to Basic 12. This means that one qualifies for a High Diploma Programme Certificate after completing Basic 12.

4. Career-Related Programme (CRP). The Career-Related Programme also starts from Basic 11 to Basic 12. Note: In the new curriculum to be implemented, “Basic” as currently used will be changed to “Grade”. Example; Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 6 instead of Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3 etc.

The new curriculum will also have an assessment called “National Gateway Test” for every two years of learning to start from Grade 1 to Grade 12. Senior High School students will now undergo an External Assessment which would be done at Grade 12. After this program, students are likely to receive a Diploma Certificate as the certification of the KG to SHS course.

The current class 6 pupils are going to be pioneers for this change”.

This new system would reflect when the awaiting fresh curriculum is introduced. This new change would start with the pupils who are now in class 6.

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Lionel Messi Blasts Barcelona For ‘Throwing’ Luis Suárez Out Of The Club



Lionel Messi has launched a fresh attack on Barcelona’s hierarchy for the way the club treated his close friend Luis Suárez after the striker left for rival club, Atlético Madrid.

The Argentine playmaker, who threatened to leave Barça last month and recently hit out at the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s leadership, said Suárez was harshly treated and ‘thrown out’ of the club.

In an emotional goodbye post dedicated to Suarez, the club’s third-highest scorer of all time, Messi wrote: “I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It’s going to be so difficult to not continue to share every day with you both on the pitches and away from them.

“We’re going to miss you so much. We spent many years together, many mates, many lunches and many dinners. So many things we will never forget, all the time we spent together.

“It will be strange to see you in another shirt and much more to come up against you on the pitch. You deserved a farewell that fit with who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club. Someone who achieved great things for the team and on an individual level.

“You did not deserve for them to throw you out as they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore.”

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Ya me venía haciendo la idea pero hoy entré al vestuario y me cayó la ficha de verdad. Que difícil va a ser no seguir compartiendo el día a día con vos, tanto en las canchas como afuera. Los vamos a extrañar muchísimo. Fueron muchos años, muchos mates, comidas, cenas… Muchas cosas que nunca se van a olvidar, todos los días juntos. Va a ser raro verte con otra camiseta y mucho más enfrentarte. Te merecías que te despidan como lo que sos: uno de los jugadores más importantes de la historia del club, consiguiendo cosas importantes tanto en lo grupal como individualmente. Y no que te echen como lo hicieron. Pero la verdad que a esta altura ya no me sorprende nada. Te deseo todo lo mejor en este nuevo desafío. Te quiero mucho, los quiero mucho. Hasta pronto, amigo.

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On Thursday, an emotional Suarez said goodbye to Barcelona and paid tribute to Messi after sealing a switch to Atletico Madrid. The Uruguay international had previously made it clear that he wanted to stay and see out his contract but was told by Barca’s new coach Ronald Koeman that his playing days were over at the club.

Suarez helped the club win four LaLiga titles, four Copa del Rey crowns, and the Champions League in 2015. He scored 195 goals and provided 113 assists in 283 outings for the club before his exit.

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Western Togoland ‘Military’ Group Block Major Roads To The Volta Region



Reports reaching KUBILIVE reveal there is chaos on Kpong-Akosombo road as young men believed to be members of the Western Togoland have mounted roadblock at Akrade preventing vehicular movement.

The group said to be wielding implements and sticks chanting war songs mounted the roadblock around 3: 00 am Friday turning away vehicles as they claim ownership of the area.

Armed Police and Military officers have been deployed to the scene.

The Western Togolanders also used heaps of sands to block the Mepe-Sege road and the Accra-Ho road at Juapong preventing the flow of traffic.

As a result of the blocks, most passengers traveling to areas in the Volta Region including Tefle, Tsopoli, and Juapong have all been left stranded

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15-Year-Old Girl Smoking Sparks Outrage On Twitter | WATCH



A video of a 15-year-old girl smoking was uploaded to Twitter and it has sparked outrage.

The number 1 trending topic at the moment amongst Nigerians on Twitter is “She’s 15” as people debate the girl’s action.

15-year-old girl smoking, sparks outrage on Twitter (video)

A number of people have been condemning the girl, while some made a case for her, saying we all did silly things at 15 but didn’t film it.

Watch below.

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