Publishers of controversial History of Ghana textbooks apologize for offensive publication

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The Publishers of History of Ghana textbooks have apologised for offensive publication which sought to undermine the Ewe ethnic groups in Ghana.

The publishers of one of the bigoted and offensive books, Badu Nkansah Books, has issued an apology and are immediately recalling all the books in circulation.

This came after a section of Ghanaians especially the Ewe ethnic groups trolled them on social media for an act which dents on their integrity, culture, norms and values.

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In an apology statement Intercepted by said; Badu Nkansah limited, a wholly Ghanaian owned publishing house has been in operation
for twenty four Years. Within these years we have produced educational materials covering all subject areas which has been relied upon for both academic and research work. We wish to bring the following to the attention of Ghanaians.

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Following the introduction of the new curriculum by NaCCA, we submitted a text book assessment application for approval for our book HISTORY OF GHANA in January last year

We received a response to our application from NaCCA on 25 September (reference NaCCA/Gl4). The NaCCA raised concerns with portions of the book even though they informed us that the book had satistfied most of the technical and content requirements. They however told us to work on certain aspects of the book further in order for it to meet the expectations of the new Curriculum.

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An attached comment which accompanied the report detailed areas of particular concern which we are still in the process of conmplying with.

Unfortunately, whiles undergoing the review, a limited quantity of the unpubished draft found its way into the market. 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 atempt to berate such a huge section of our society, we wish to unreservedly apologise for the slip. Our brand stands for national unity and we curently employ workers who originate from all parts of the country.

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How those few copies found its way to the market is something we are still investigating, and we will make the results of our investigations public when we are done.

In the meantime, we have call up all copies in circulation with immediate effect since they have not yet met the final approvement threshold.

Once again, ours is a brand that values National unity and we have epitomised it for twenty four Years of our existence as a brand. We apologize to all those affected and we wish to assure all Ghanaians that such a thing will never happen again.



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