The Director-General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Professor Edward Appiah, says his Office cannot vouch for the Authors of the controversial Textbook that denigrated Christianity.
NaCCA demanded the immediate recall of the textbook titled “History of Ghana for Basic Schools – Learners’ Book Four,” published by Excellence Publications.
NaCCA said the content in the published book does not accurately reflect the approved curriculum. Parts of the circulating textbook falsely state that Christianity is responsible for poverty and that religion has incited physical conflicts in Ghana and worldwide.
The textbook also claims that religion makes people lackadaisical in their attitude towards finding practical ways to improve their undesirable living conditions.
Professor Appiah said, the controversial content was not presented in the original 2019 publication of the textbook. The said publication from Excellence Series was taken through the standard protocols established under the approval process of the Council and therefore comes as a surprise.
This is because the content as published by the Media is not the true reflection of what NaCCA approved.
The Council states that the material in question is not an approved content material by NaCCA.
The Council urges the general public to continue to bring to its notice, any suspicious material on the market that may be deemed to have been emanated from NaCCA. It said it will not hesitate to sanction publishers who publish materials without recourse to the established protocols of the Council.