The Member of Parliament and former deputy Minister for Education in the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has filed an urgent motion to drag the Education Minister to the chamber to answer some lingering questions.
The move according to the North Tongu MP is for the minister to appear before the House and respond to the two bigoted publications generating so much uproar among the Ewes across the country.
Read full statement from the MP!
This is to notify all concerned that I have filed an urgent parliamentary question requesting the Minister for Education to appear before the House and respond to the two bigoted publications in issue.
The text of my urgent question is as follows: “To ask the Honourable Minister responsible for Education whether the publications titled: History of Ghana, Text Book 3 by Badu Nkansah Publications authored by Badu Nkansah and Nelly Martinson Anim and Golden English Basic 4 authored by Okyere Baafi Alexander both of which contain bigoted content targeted at the Ewe ethnic group have come to his Ministry’s attention; were they approved by any of his Ministry’s agencies and what steps Government is taking to purge our schools and book shops from offensive, divisive and incendiary publications of this nature”.
In a related development, Badu Nkansah Limited, the publishing house at the centre of the controversy has in a press statement apologized for what they termed was a slip.
The press statement also indicated that all the error-ridden textbooks with the denigrating contents would be recalled with alacrity since they did not meet the final approval threshold.