NaCCA to crack down on unapproved books with random visits to schools, bookshops

The unapproved book published by Usborne
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The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) is set to embark on random visits to schools and bookshops to crack down on the circulation and use of unapproved books.

This resolve comes in the wake of the circulation of a book titled ‘What’s happening to me?’ by Usborne Books.

“We wish to inform all heads of pre-tertiary schools (both private and public), parents/guardians, publishers and the general public that the above-mentioned book has not been submitted to NaCCA to undergo the necessary assessment to attain approval for use by schools and students in Ghana,” the Council said in a statement signed by Director-General Dr Edward Appiah.

It said all approved books for use in Ghana schools have been listed on its website.

“It must be noted that the agency is embarking on a random visit to pre-tertiary schools and bookshops,” the statement announced.

“Drastic measures shall be taken against the publishers of books, bookshop, and schools that are in possession of books found not to have gone through the assessment process by NaCCA.”

It called for cooperation from heads of schools, parents and guardians, bookshops and, indeed, the general public as it ensures “improvement in the delivery of quality education for learners”.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana