Education Ministry announces reduction in SHS subjects

  Fri, 31 May 2024
Education Education Ministry announces reduction in SHS subjects

Ministry of Education (MoE), in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), has announced a significant reduction in the number of subjects offered at the Senior High School (SHS) level.

The streamlined curriculum, which will see the number of subjects reduced from 63 to 37, is set to be implemented in the upcoming academic year.

New Senior High School Curriculum
Core Subjects:
1. English Language
2. Additional Mathematics
3. Mathematics
4. General Science
5. Social Studies
6. Art & Design Foundation
7. Agricultural Science
Elective Subjects:
1. Biology
2. Chemistry
3. Physics
4. Computing
5. Agriculture
6. Physical Education & Health
7. Home Economics
8. History
9. Economics
10. Geography
11. Government
12. Art and Design Studio
13. Performing Arts
14. Applied Technology
15. Business
16. Religious Studies
17. Literature-in-English
18. ICT
19. Ghanaian Language
20. French*
21. Arabic*
22. Spanish*
Additionally, the curriculum includes specialized subjects that will be offered based on the availability of qualified teachers:

1. Engineering Science*+Robotics
2. Biomedical Science
3. Aviation and Aerospace Engineering
4. Robotics
5. Manufacturing Engineering
The Ministry of Education's decision to revamp the curriculum aims to enhance the quality of education by focusing on a more manageable and relevant set of subjects.

This change is expected to better equip students with the knowledge and skills required for higher education and the job market.


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