Starting this September at the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year and for the foreseeable future, your kids, cousins, nieces and nephew would be coming home with a different kind of homework than they normally used to.
Due to the new education curriculum being implemented by the Ghana Education Service, pupils from Basic 1 to Basic 6 will be taking history lessons.
Now, this history is very important it focuses on relevant events and people that have contributed to the Ghana we know today.
Unlike the previous curriculum where we read about people who had no direct influence on our lives, this new system will see the pupils read about people like Kwame Nkrumah, Justice Georgina Woods, Kwamina Ansah, Alhaji Adam Iddrisu, Nana Kobina Nketsia I of Essikado and Dode Akaibi.
Others include Osei Tutu I, El Anastui, Kofi Annan, Azumah Nelson, Sir David Adjaye, Efua Sutherland, Prof Francis Alotey, Osibisa, Prof Akua Kuennyehia.
Today’s kids will be learning about Ghanaian heroes and heroines, both dead and living in an effort to make the Ghanaian kid believe in his/her ability to achieve whatever they set their minds to do.
See below for an extract of the new History curriculum that highlights the emphasis it will play on teaching todays kids about Ghanaians who exemplify Ghanaian excellence:
Now, you need to update your knowledge on all these amazing Ghanaians mentioned in the curriculum… your junior siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews will be asking you to help them with their homework.
That will not be the time you disgrace yourselves…