The National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) has announced list of unapproved textbooks making waves in the media space.
In a press statement Mr. John Mensah Anang, the Acting Director General of NaCCA said, as a sequel to the earlier Press Releases issued by NaCCA on the 6th and 14th of March, 2021 concerning “The Use of Unapproved Textbooks in Schools,” NaCCA wishes to reiterate that the following textbooks currently
making waves in the media have not been approved for use in schools:
1. “History of Ghana for Basic 6” by Golden Publications which carries distasteful information about Dr
Kwame Nkrumah and the CPP.
2. “History of Ghana Textbook 3” by Badu Nkansah Publications which features “A song that shows the
3. Golden English Basic 4” by Golden Publications, which displays “Efo agrees to prepare juju for the players” on page 17.
In each of these books and others discovered on social media, the 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
In relation to Golden Publication, NaCCA would like to state that management has met with leadership of the Publishing House 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.
Additionally, the publishers have been asked to issue an unequivocal apology through the electronic, print and social media.
NaCCA is also warning all publishing houses 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 the law.”
Since the roll-out of the Standards-based Curriculum for Kindergarten and Primary schools in 2019, a total of 1,107 textbooks and 370 supplementary materials have been assessed and subsequently approved by NaCCA.
The list of approved books can be accessed on the agency’s official website: http://www.nacca.gov.gh
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