The Vice President of National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Jacob Anaaba, has been caught in huge lies with claims that the members of the association have been excluded from discussions on the new curricula to be introduced at the basic education level.
According to Mr. Anaaba, the input of NAGRAT members was not sought prior to the formulation of the new policy, which comes into effect in the 2019/2020 academic year.
The NAGRAT Vice President told Joy Fm that NAGRAT was not consulted by the Ministry of Education before the review of the new standard based curriculum.
It is turning out that NAGRAT was heavily involved in stakeholders’ meetings and its members were present at a major stakeholder meeting held on May 3, 2018.
The meeting which was held at the hostel of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) had Mr. Eric A. Carbonu, President of NAGRAT, in attendance. Other NAGRAT members who attended the meeting were Mr. Isaac Lamptey and Madam Harriet K. Annan.
It is not clear whether Mr. Carbonu was aware of the lies that his vice churned out on Joy Fm.
The Inquisitor has it that, at the meeting, Mrs. Felicia Boakye Yiadom, the Executive Secretary of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), presented the curriculum framework on PowerPoint to the participants and asked them to make an input.
The Chairman of the NaCCA, Professor K.O. Kwarteng, at the meeting, directed that copies of the curriculum should be given to the union leaders for their perusal, but exhorted them not to leak them to the media or the public.
Prof. Kwarteng, who is shocked with the lies by Mr. Anaaba, is calling on him to withdraw the unfortunate comments and render an unqualified apology to NaCCA and the Ministry of Education.
“I also call on Angel Carbonu, the NAGRAT President, to, as a matter of urgency, renounce the lies churned out by his vice if he is a man of integrity, Prof . Kwarteng said.
According to Professor Kwarteng, it was important for Mr. Anaaba and NAGRAT to know that the women and men who reviewed the curriculum were not selected on the basis of their political affiliation.
“The people cut across all the political and ethnic divides. I am prepared to provide the full list of those patriotic Ghanaians who were selected from primary, JHS, SHS and universities to review the curriculum, he said.
The NaCCA Chairman discounted claims by Mr. Anaaba that the curriculum was hurriedly reviewed, saying It took over one and half years for us to do the review.”
“I wish to advise Mr. Anaaba and the entire NAGRAT executive committee to desist from doing politics with the standard based curriculum about to be implemented which is in response to the United Nations’ SDG4 and AU CESA20-16, he said.