The Member of Parliament for Akatsi North constituency Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has hinted that the Education Committee in Parliament will meet and discuss the issues surrounding the publication of derogatory remarks of Ewes in books meant for primary school students.
Speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he described the two textbooks, ‘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 as “offensive, divisive and incendiary”.
He told the host the Education Committee would meet with the Education Minister and then meet with National Council for Curriculum and Assessment next week and present their report to the House.
The legislator said: ”we [Ghanaians] have reached a point where we have to do away with tribal bigotry and undermining other tribes and treating them as inferior”.
He said we are equal partners in developing Ghana, we should be regarded as equal partners in developing Ghana.
He said parliament would also take steps to tenure that books published for use in our schools do not contain elements of division and tribal bigotry.
He said the books in question does not promote national unity and cohesion.
He said the failure of the Ministry and NaCCA to prescribe textbooks has contributed to what we have witnessed.
He wondered why the Ministry failed to empanel experts to sit and come out with prescribed textbooks.
”They did not live to expectations and when we meet them, we will interrogate the issues,” he added.