Withdraw ‘Unapproved’ Controversial Textbook – NaCCA To Publishers

The National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) has called on the publisher of unapproved textbooks “Golden History of Ghana BS 6 by Mercy Gyaa-Adiyiah and Golden English Basic 4” to withdraw them from the market with “immediate effect.”

In a letter dated March 14, 2021 released by NaCCA to the publishers of the aforementioned books, NaCCA noted that its attention has been drawn to the fact that the books, “which have not been approved for use in schools, are on the market.”

The letter signed by the Acting Director-General of NaCCA, John Mensah Anangon, further stated that it finds it inappropriate that authors of the books made ‘derogatory’ references to personalities and ethnic groups.

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“In each of these books, the authors make inappropriate references to personalities and ethnic groups, which is deemed unfortunate and does not conform to the requirement of the Standards-Based Curriculum”, NaCCA said.

NaCCA has therefore asked the publisher, New Golden Publications, to withdraw the books from the market with “immediate effect,” as well as other “unapproved books” that it may have on the market but has not been mentioned in the letter.

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The Council further asked the publisher to “issue an unequivocal apology through the electronic, print, and social media.”

It added: “Failure to comply with this directive will attract sanctions.”

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