Include Study of History In Curriculum At All Levels Of Educational Ladder - Kwasi Pratt
Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Co-founder of the Socialist Forum of Ghana, has called for the
inclusion of history studies in curriculum at all levels of the country’s
educational ladder to enhance the understanding of citizens on how far the
country has come and what ought to be done to facilitate development.
According to him History is an important subject which should be taught at all levels of education because if Ghanaians have no idea about where they are coming from they are not likely to define where they are today and to make strides into the future.
Speaking on the topic: “Relevance of Nkrumah: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” mark the 110th anniversary in honour of late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in Accra, Mr. Pratt was dismayed at attempts by ‘anti-nationalists’ forces to belittle the efforts of the founder and first President of the country in the independence struggle.
This, he said, was a clear attempt by such groups to distort the facts of history to serve their parochial interest.
Ghana Education Service has introduced the study of History of Ghana in schools from the Ghanaian perspective in order to give students an in-depth knowledge about the country's basic education which started from 2019/20 academic year.
The National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NaCCA) has denied claims and assertions that the new history curriculum for primary schools is structured to amplify Dr J. B. Danquah, one of the forebears of President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition that birthed the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Source: Kofi Atakora