The national council for curriculum and assessment (NaCCA) has noticed that pre-tertiary schools in Ghana both private and public kindergarten, primary, junior high school, and senior high school are using books that are not approved by the management of NaCCA.
They said that some individuals and companies are advertising books across the country which is not approved by the NaCCA.
The stated that one of these unapproved books is Golden History of Ghana for Basic 6 which was published by Golden publication and authored by Mercy Gyaa- Adiyiah. So NaCCA is warning schools authority to desist from accepting books that are not approved by NaCCA.
NaCCA wishes to inform pre-tertiary heads of institutions both public and private, parents and guardians, students, and publishers that is illegal to use books that are not approved by NaCCA in our pre-tertiary institutions in the country.
The agency shall soon embark on an unannounced visit to most pre-tertiary institutions in the country and any schools that are using these unapproved books shall be brought to the book. They added that they will ensure that drastic measures are put in place to ensure that such books are not published again.
NaCCA is the only institution mandated by the education bodies regulatory Act 2020 (act 1023) to approve all teaching and learning materials for use in pre-tertiary institutions in the country. These include but not limited to;
E-learning materials and content
Non-text materials such as manipulative puzzles and games etc
The list of approved books from the agency can be accessed by visiting the website of the agency at https://nacca.gov.gh/ information or inquiries can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org and 0302909071 between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every working hours.
NaCCA hopes that heads of the pre-tertiary institutions, parents, and guardians, the general public will cope with NaCCA to ensure that quality education is delivered to all.