The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has stated that using unapproved books is illegal and schools must desist.
Using Unapproved Books Illegal – NaCCA
In a letter dated 6th March 2021 NaCCA indicated that both public and private schools operating in the country at the basic school level should only make use of books approved by the council.
For the avoidance of doubt, the levels of concern are Kindergarten, Primary, JHS, and SHS.
According to NaCCA, books or materials not approved by the council for teaching and learning are deemed to be unapproved books in schools.
Where can I find the NaCCA approved list of books for KG-Basic 6?
The approved books for use written based on the new curriculum can be accessed from the NaCCA website. To get the list of books approved for Basic schools, go to >>> DOWNLOAD BOOKLIST.
NaCCA will start random visits to pre-tertiary schools and schools found to be using illegal and unapproved books will be dealt with according to the law.
The only institution in Ghana with powers to approve and recommend books for usage in schools at the pre-tertiary level is NaCCA per the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023).
Per this mandate, NaCCA approves, Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, E-learning or digital content as well as Non-text materials such as manipulatives, puzzles, and games among others.
The Council has therefore advised all schools to access the approved list of books and materials for use by pre-tertiary schools on its website or call the Council on +233302909071.
The letter comes a day after the content of a book suggested that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was a dictator who treated Ghanaians badly. The Council makes particular reference to “Golden History of Ghana for Basic 6 in its letter.
NaCCA entreats parents/guardians, teachers, heads of schools and the general public to ensure their wards/children use the approved books since the quality of their education will be compromised if they use unapproved books. We hope that all stakeholders will cooperate with NaCCA to ensure quality education for their wards. NaCCA posted on its Facebook page…