The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has noticed that some schools (both private and public kindergarten, primary, junior, and senior high) are using unapproved books.
According to a press statement signed by the Acting Director-General of NaCCA, John Mensah Anang, some individuals and publishing companies are advertising unapproved books across the country. One such book is Golden History of Ghana for Basic 6′ published by Golden Publications and authored by Mercy Gyaa-Adiyiah.
The council in the press release indicated that all heads of pre-tertiary schools (both private and public), parents/guardians, publishers as well as the general public must note that it is illegal to use unapproved books (textbooks and supplementary readers) in pre-tertiary schools.
The agency has however disclosed that it will soon embark on random visits to pre-tertiary schools. Any school found to be using unapproved books shall be brought to book. Similarly, drastic measures shall be taken against the publishers of such books.
The council has therefore urged heads of schools, parents/guardians and the general public will cooperate with NaCCA to ensure improvement in the delivery of quality education for all learners.
NaCCA is the institution mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 20020 (Act 1023) to approve all teaching and learning materials for use in pre-tertiary schools in Ghana. These include but not limited to Textbooks, Supplementary materials, E-materials or digital content, Non-text materials such as manipulatives, puzzles, games, etc.