Teachers are approving their own text books for students- CCT

Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum,

The government has failed to provide text books for the new syllabus, some teachers have revealed.

Three controversial textbooks making waves on social media namely,  History of Ghana Textbook 3 by Badu Nkansah Publications, History of Ghana for Basic 6 and Golden English Basic 4 by Golden Publications. The supposed disparaging comments made against ewes in these history has created public uproar forcing the National Council for Curriculum Assessment, NaCCA to issue a warning on the controversial matter.

In a statement says it has not approved the said books and must be withdrawn from the markets immediately.

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers, (CCT) said the schools are using their text books without government approving any.

The Communications Director of CCT, Addoquaye Awuleyquaye reacting to the raging controversy matter on the 3FM’s    Sunrise Morning Show said “The teachers will consult with the parents and the teachers will say this book is good you can get it for your child and the parents will go for them. So schools are using different books. Government has not provided any text book for us to use so the teachers are using their own discretions to approve text books in their schools that this is good let the parent buy if they afford it”.

“That is not what the procedure is and we have been calling for the text books to come for a year now when the new curriculum was brought in 2019 without text books. You heard the discussions that went on that we are yet to approve them and they would come in soon and as we speak they said they have approved this one and we haven’t seen it”.  He stated.

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According to the Teachers it is government that is supposed to approve the text books and not teachers.

He said they were consulted through out to be part of the committee that even drafted the new curriculum and the teachers have been consulted in one way or the other to approve the selected books but the teachers haven’t seen those books instead different books rather making rounds on the market.

“Here comes a case that one publisher is claiming those text books have not been approved so he doesn’t know how it came to the market but the book is in your bosom so how did it come to the market then. If government has provided text books and we know this what our pupils are supposed to buy we will go in for them,” he stressed.

By: Richard Bright Addo |3news.com|Ghana