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CPP Sets Up Committee To Investigate 'Anti-Nkrumah' Textbooks

CPP Sets Up Committee To Investigate 'Anti-Nkrumah' Textbooks

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has set up a 4-member committee to meet with publishers of the controversial new textbooks, which they say seek to malign Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and twist the history of Ghana as well.

Leadership of CPP is angry at how the new textbook is alleged to have described the first president of the Republic of Ghana as a dictator.

General Secretary Nana Yaa Akyimpim Jantuah on an Accra Based Radio Station made this disclosure adding that the committee has been tasked to meet with the publishers and conduct an investigation into how they developed the content.

The committee, she said, is also tasked to meet with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) to establish their input and subject their consent for the publication of the textbooks to investigation.

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has filed an urgent request in Parliamentary for the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum to answer to newly-authored history textbooks titled ‘History of Ghana’.

Samuel Okudzeto in a Facebook post on Sunday stated that the book contains “bigoted publications” targeted at denigrating the Ewe ethnic group.

Describing the publication as “offensive, divisive and incendiary” the former Deputy Education Minister stated that it was important for the Education Minister to answer some questions relating to the development before students in schools get polluted with them.

“Were they approved by any of his Ministry’s agencies and what steps Government is taking to purge our schools and bookshops from offensive, divisive and incendiary publications of this nature?”

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