New Primary School textbooks which stirred public uproar has been immediately withdrawn after it disparaging references to some personalities and ethnic groups.
Badu Nkansah Publications Limited, the publishers of the text book in a press statement admitted that, the textbooks were been reviewed following concerns by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA).
A representative of the Badu Nkansah Publications, Mark Osei said, “They,however, told us to work on certain aspects of the book in order for it to meet the expectations of the new curriculum”.
“a limited quantity of the unpublished draft found its way into the market”. He added.
“We have seen certain snapshots on social media which has generated justified public uproar due to its offensive tone.
“Though it is not a deliberate attempt to berate such a huge section of our society, we wish to unreservedly apologise for the slip.” he said.
Meanwhile, NaCCA has written to all other publishers who have published “unapproved offensive books to withdraw all stock from the market immediately [or] face the full rigours of the law”.
“We are 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,”
It assured that the Council 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”. A statement signed by the Acting Director General of NaCCA John Mensah Anang said.