Deputy Minister for Education condemns obnoxious textbook
The Deputy Minister for Education, John Ntim Fordjour has condemned
Excellence Publications for publishing a textbook that denigrates Christianity.
The book titled History of Ghana for Basic Schools, authored by Francis Benjamin Appiah and Henry David Appiah has a page which lists some points about the negative effect of Christian missionary activities.
In a tweet, the Deputy Minister condemned the book saying it is obnoxious.
According to Mr.Fordjour, who is also a Member of Parliament for Assin South, the content is appalling and misconceived.
Against this commended and supported NaCCA’s swift action to recall the books and apply sanction.
The tweet read “I condemn entirely the rather obnoxious content found in a textbook published by ‘Excellence Publications’ and smuggled into the market for unsuspecting learners. The content is appalling and misconceived. I support NaCCA’s swift action to recall the books and apply sanctions. Ghana is most peaceful for a reason, and the important place of religion cannot be undermined.”
This has ignited a debate with some parents expressing concerns about how a book approved by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) could vilify religion and Christianity.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme