Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD)

GNAD PRESENTS FIRST DRAFT OF GhSL CURRICULUM FOR DEAF SCHOOLS TO SPED

The Special Education division (SPED) of Ghana education services has received a copies of the Ghanaian Sign Language (GhSL) curriculum for Deaf schools; the first draft of the curriculum is a starting point.

This activity was initiated IN 2022 during a forum for stakeholders on INCLUSIVE education. At this forum, stakeholders agreed that since the introduction of formal education for the Deaf in 1957, one of the major ingredients missing in the education of deaf children is Standard curriculum or Structured guidelines for teaching and learning of Ghanaian Sign Language in schools for the deaf. Subsequently, it was suggested that GNAD works with key stakeholders to develop a draft of the GhSL curriculum for consideration of the SPED and GES.

In May, 2023, GNAD validated the first draft of the GhSL curriculum. In August 2023, GNAD finally submitted the drafted documents to the SPED. SPED will then carry on with consultation with the Director General, NaCCA, Ministry of Education and Ghana Education services. GNAD is grateful to stakeholders and the team that supported the work. We are also grateful for the technical and financial support from Danish Deaf Association.

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