Teachers to demonstrate over removal of Social Studies from curriculum

Teachers of Social Studies in Ghana say they will demonstrate against the government if the government goes ahead to strike out Social studies from the educational curriculum.

In a press conference held in the Ashanti regional capital, the coordinator of the National Social Studies Association (NaSSA); Mr. Prince Opoku Afriyie appealed to the President to consider the consequences of the decision to the teachers and to the nation.

Members of the Association also fear most of the social studies teachers will be rendered jobless. He asked the government to also consider the numerous students offering programmes in Social Studies up to PHD level.

He emphasized that the subject is important and helps expands the horizon of pupils and students and hence should not be taken out of the national academic curriculum.

They hinted that they will officially petition the president and count on the fact that the government is a listening government. He however stated that if the government refuses to heed their appeals, they will go ahead to demonstrate as a next step.



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