This was contained in a letter to the publishers by NaCCA and signed by its Acting Director-General, John Mensah Anangon on Sunday, 14th March 2021.
The NaCCA noted that its attention has been drawn to the fact that the books, “which have not been approved for use in schools, are on the market.”
It stated that in each of the books, the authors made inappropriate references to personalities and ethnic groups, “which is deemed unfortunate and does not conform to the requirement of the Standards-Based Curriculum.”
The stereotypical references, particularly, about Ewes of the Volta Region, has sparked anger among Voltarians on social media.
The NaCCA has therefore asked the publisher of the New Golden to withdraw the books from the market with immediate effect, as well as other unapproved books that it may have on the market but has not been mentioned in the letter.
The Council further asked the publisher to “issue an unequivocal apology through the electronic, print, and social media.”
It added: “Failure to comply with this directive will attract sanctions.”
According to the North Tongu Member of Parliament, who is also an Ewe and served as Deputy Education Minister in the erstwhile Mahama-led government, the Education Minister will appear before the House to respond to what he referred to as the “two bigoted publications in the issue.”