History Textbooks that carry distasteful depiction about Nkrumah and Ewes not approved — NaCCA

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The National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) has said the controversial textbooks trending in the social media space that “distastefully” depicts Ewes, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah been a dictator, grammatical mistakes, poor research, and misinformation of the Ghanaian History and the CPP have not been approved.

The past two weeks, the said History book for Basic 6 by Golden Publications and Basic 3 authored by Badu Nkansah Publication and “Golden English Basic 4” by Golden Publications is facing hefty condemnation making bigotry, bias about the Ewe ethnic group and Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The public disapproval had forced the NaCCA, Ghana education and calling on the publishers of the books, Badu Nkansah to withdraw those books which were pointed for depicting the Ewe identity,

Some Ghanaians described the books as distasteful, divisive, bigotry and a shame to Ghana’s quest for peace including the Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa Former Deputy Minister for Education, who commented on his social media handle or time about this said history book. Imani President Franklin Cudjoe also made comments about grammatical mistakes found in the history books.

According to the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA), the books in contentions are not listed among the approved books for academic work on its website.

Mr. Ablakwa noted that on Facebook handle “I have filed an urgent parliamentary question requesting the Minister for Education to appear before the House and respond to the two bigoted publications in the issue.

“The text of my urgent question is as follows: To ask the Honourable Minister responsible for Education whether the publications titled: History of Ghana, Text Book 3 by Badu Nkansah Publications authored by Badu Nkansah and Nelly Martinson Anim and Golden English Basic 4 authored by Okyere Baafi Alexander both of which contain bigoted content targeted at the Ewe ethnic group have come to his Ministry’s attention; were they approved by any of his Ministry’s agencies and what steps Government is taking to purge our schools and bookshops from offensive, divisive and incendiary publications of this nature even though it contained such divisive and error laden stuff?

The question now is, what is the work of the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA), and why the book was allowed to be published and brought to the public domain


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