The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) was established following the 2007 reforms to Advisory Board to the Curriculum Research and Development Division (CRDD) by Educational Act of 2008, Act 778. The goal was to develop and implement policies relating to curriculum and assessment by the Ministry of Education.
The President of Ghana appointed a Twenty-one (21) member Committee under Article 70 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana chair by the Minister of Education. Also, representatives from Education Professionals, Employers Associations, Religious Groups, Teacher Unions. Other representative includes the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), and the Ghana Federation of the Disable were all present.
Besides, NaCCA has newly appointed thirty-one (31) staff members, Six (6) partnering bodies led by an Executive Secretary and funded by the Ministry of Education for a renewable contract of 4 years starting in July 2017.
Brief History of NaCCA
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) was established following the 2007 educational reforms. the CRRD was established in September 1967 at Saltpond and was relocated to the Ministry of Education in 1970. The committee aimed to manage and implement the policies of the Ministry of Education (MOE) towards the attainment of educational objectives and the development of the nation.
Therefore, In 2008 the CRDD was reformed under Education Act 2008, Act 778. However, the first Committee members were inaugurated in 2011. The committee held its first ever meeting on September 25, 2015 following the second committee member’s inaugural on September 23, 2015, chair by Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, Minister of Education. On July 26, 2017, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the then-current Minister of Education inaugurated the third Governing Council.
In his inaugural speech, he tasked the new Governing Council to immediately take steps to evaluate and reform the curriculum at the pre-tertiary level to reflect the vision and the expectations of Ghanaians and subsequently enhance the quality of education. NaCCA has twenty-one member Governing Council made up of representatives from different institutions.
Mission of NaCCA
To raise the quality of education at the pre-tertiary level, with emphasis on science and mathematics as fundamental building blocks for accelerated national development and to instill in young Ghanaians a heightened sense of cultural identity and nationalism.
Vision of NaCCA
Quality education for accelerated national development.
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