The Ministry of Education has stated that it did not approve a class one science text book which described the function of the head as "for carrying load".
A statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the Ministry in Accra on Monday said the book authored by Prof. Albert Joseph Quarm not an approved textbook for schools under the Ghana Education Service.
According to the ministry investigations have so far revealed that the book had not been taken through the approval processes of the Curriculum Research and Development Division of the Ghana Education Service.
The ministry added that there was only one approved primary 1 textbook titled 'Natural Science for Primary Schools: Activity-Based Pupils’ Book 1, which is jointly authored by Peter Asiedu, Henric Atta Baa-Yeboah and Ebenezer Agyiri Domptey.
On page 62 of this particular book, it is indicated that, “Our head contains the brain which helps us to think”.