Publishers of unapproved 'ewe-hating' textbooks cannot be sanctioned by NaCCA – Adutwum

Publishers of unapproved 'ewe-hating' textbooks cannot be sanctioned by NaCCA – Adutwum

- Education Minister has stated that publishers of the textbooks with the 'ewe-hating' content cannot be sanctioned by NaCCA

- Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum blamed the circulation of the textbooks on the lack of an enforcement regime for NaCCA

- He was responding to questions on the content of books that cast a slur on the Ewe people

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Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has stated that the publishers of the text books with the 'ewe-hating' content cannot be sanctioned by the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA).

He however blamed the circulation of textbooks with bigoted content against Ewes on the lack of an enforcement regime for NaCCA.

Publishers of unapproved 'ewe-hating' textbooks cannot be sanctioned by NaCCA – Adutwum
Publishers of unapproved 'ewe-hating' textbooks cannot be sanctioned by NaCCA – Adutwum Photo credit: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

Responding to questions on the content of books, Dr Adutwum said the yet to be approved Ghana Book Development Council Bill will provide a framework to sanction such deviant publishers.

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“...in terms of the legal framework in which NaCCA operates, they do not have the room to do that but the Book Development Council is going to cure this deficiency,” he said.

Okudzeto Ablakwa filed a case for the minister of Education to appear before the house to explain how the books described as 'bigoted' got into the public domain.

The content of the books sparked criticism on social media from members of the Ewe ethnic group who criticised the stereotypes.

In other news, Half a dozen schools including international institutions have offered admissions “unconditionally” to one of the Rastafarian students refused entry by Achimota School.

Tyrone Marguay was denied admission by authorities at the Achimota School over his dreadlocks.

Tyrone, Myjoyonline reported received unconditional admissions including full scholarships plus meals with his siblings—Nikita and Amrita Marhguy.

The sisters who were admitted by St. John’s Grammar School were also asked to cut down their hair amid heightened pressure on the institution’s authority from Old Students to withdraw the admissions of the girls if they failed to trim their dreadlocks.

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