The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has flagged some textbooks currently circulating in the media as unapproved materials for use in schools.

They are “History of Ghana, for Basic 6″ by Golden Publications, “History of Ghana Textbook 3” by Badu Nkansah Publications and “Golden English Basic 4” by Golden Publications.

In a release by NaCCA, highlighting its ratings on these books, the Council said:” In each of these books and others discovered on social media, authors make inappropriate references to personalities and ethnic groups which are deemed unfortunate, distasteful and are in contradiction with NaCCA’s Book Submission Guidelines and Approval Methodology which guide the work of publishers and authors.”

This comes after the public outrage against the books in circulation by some broadcasters and politicians.

NaCCA in its statement reiterated that management has met with the leadership of the Publishing Houses and has asked them to withdraw all the unapproved offending books stated and any other from the market and submit copies for assessment and approval which they have complied with.

“We’re firmly on the ground with respect to the fight against the use of unapproved books in schools and all culprits will be duly dealt with according to law.

“NaCCA remains well focused in undertaking our mandate of ensuring that the development and approval of textbooks, supplementary materials and other pre-tertiary learning resources, are appropriate to the Ghanaian context.”

Meanwhile, the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has also dismissed the controversial textbook, saying “the book has not been approved”.

Source: Ghana/ Fm