The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has said that students who choose elective science in Senior High School (SHS) will no more be required to study Core Mathematics and Integrated Science.
According to Director General of NaCCA, Professor Edward Appiah, there is no need for Science students to take those additional courses again since their electives cover those areas extensively.
He attributed this change to part of the new curriculum developed to improve the educational system.
The directive takes effect from the 2024/2025 academic year.
“This is part of the new curriculum we are running, from primary to junior and the final one is the SHS…We are saying that with the new one, we used to have Core Maths and Electives maths for all students, they do Core Maths, and then the Science students will also add Elective Maths.
Speaking further, he noted that “but we are saying that in the new curriculum, you will do Core Maths which is additional Maths and that is what the Pure Science students do. They won’t do any other Maths because what they are going to do is good enough for them to do their subjects.”
He clarified that Science students were made to take Integrated Science in SHS because the Science in the junior high school was not so strong however, that narrative has been changed.