Parliamentary Candidate donates football jerseys to schools


Assin Nyankomasi: Mr Godfred Nti Anewu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Assin Central, has donated football jerseys to three schools in the constituency towards sports development.

The beneficiaries are the Assin Nyankomasi Roman Catholic, Assin Fosu Roman Catholic, and Assin Fosu Jomsco schools.

Presenting the jerseys at separate functions, he said they formed part of his contribution towards sports promotion as most schools in the constituency prepared for the ‘inter-schools’ competition.

Mr Anewu said sports development was one of the main priorities of the Government, hence the need for students and pupils to give equal attention to their academics.

In addition, sports were to instil the values of healthy and fair competition among students and offer opportunities for positive socialisation and exercises for good health.

He urged parents to allow their children to develop their talents and equally exercise frequently to maintain good health.

Mrs Constance Esi Murvey, the He
admistress of Assin Nyankomasi Roman Catholic School, on behalf of the other headteachers, expressed appreciation to the presidential candidate for his kind gesture and assured that all the jerseys would be used for the intended purpose.

In an interview with Master Kweku Osei, a student from Assin Fosu Roman Catholic School, he said the new Jerseys would spur them on to perform well and asked for more to enable them to excel.

Ms Francisca Frimpong, a student from Assin Fosu Jomsco, expressed appreciation for the efforts of the candidate and called for peace during the inter-school competition.

Source: Ghana News Agency

New SHS curriculum will focus on values – NaCCA


Accra: Mr Reginald Quartey, Head of Curriculum Directorate at the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) on Thursday said the new Senior High School Curriculum will focus on social, emotional and behavioral issues as well as values.

He said education should be able to empower the individual to contribute to changing society in a positive way and making it better.

Mr Quartey told the Ghana News Agency that NaCCA had consulted various stakeholders including persons with disabilities to make the new curriculum inclusive and cater for the needs of learners with disability.

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment with the support of T-Tel (Transforming Teaching Education and Learning), a Ghanaian non-for-profit organisation, has constituted an Inclusive Education Expert Advisory panel to strengthen accessibility for learners with disability.

The new curriculum will be piloted in two Senior High Schools that is Okuapeman Senior High school and Mampong Senior Technical School.

Mr Quar
tey said NaCCA would take feedback from the schools after the pilot and incorporate concerns before the curriculum is rolled out nationally.

He said the new curriculum would also promote inclusivity allowing all learners and educators to participate fully.

Mr Quartey called for community support to make the new SHS curriculum successful.

Source: Ghana News Agency