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PRESS RELEASE

February 22, 2019.

For Immediate Release To All Media Houses

NEOGENICS EDUCATION GROUP LAUDS PRESIDENT OF GHANA FOR THE


NEW GES CURRICULUM FOR KINDERGATEN TO PRIMARY SIX (6) PUPILS IN
STATE OF NATION ADDRESS

NEOGENICS EDUCATION GROUP is in suppor t of the new standar d based cur r icula
announced by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo during the State of the Nation
Address on Wednesday February 21. This we believe is long overdue and calls for all players in
the education space to give it the necessary hand it requires to make it a success. According to
the President, this new curriculum, which will be rolled out in September 2019 will focus on
kindergarten to primary six (6).

“This curriculum is drawn upon the best practices all over the world and will focus on
making Ghanaian children confident, innovative, creative thinking, digitally literate and
well-rounded patriotic citizens. Mathematics, Science, Reading, Writing and Creativity
are therefore the heart of this new curriculum.”

Education in Ghana has had several reforms over the years but usually lack the political will
or the core layers that can ensure the young Ghanaian leaves school innovative, creative and
confident and prepared enough to contribute solutions to the enormous national challenges we
are confronted with. Many of them are unable to apply what they are taught in the classroom.
This has over the past decades left us with a mix of educated, uneducated, under-educated
and mis-educated school leaver s lacking r elevant 21st century skills.

Neogenics Education Group with the vision of br idging the education gap in Ghana
believe this reform is the way forward to make Ghana a global player in the educational space.
This new curriculum will also prepare the Ghanaian child to compete with other children all
over the world.

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It is time we moved away from rote learning and teaching and assessment based on retrieval of
facts. This will prevent challenges such as what the winners of the 2018 National Science &
Maths faced in Portugal , where in a competition, according to Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann the
quiz mistress, they performed woefully because they could not apply memorized science facts
and content and were unfamiliar with scientific equipment given them. The intelligence and
mental muscles of our national champions were dwarfed by their international counterparts.
They were unable to translate all the theories into useful outcomes.

This new curriculum will however, offer children the opportunities to become digital literates,
possess an enquiring mind and think outside the box. It is a good move and needs the support
of all teachers, unions, parents and educational stakeholders in the country to give it the
enabling environment for it to thrive.

Neogenics Education Group is an Independent Educational Consultancy and Service Providers


delivering excellent training and educational consultancy services. Our vision is “to equip
educational institutions and individuals with appropriate tools, skills, training, resources and
advisory services which will enable them deliver their goals effectively and maximize their
potential.”

For further enquiries contact;


Grant Bulmuo (Lead Consultant/Head of Business Development)
0544482444/ 0262714106

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