The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has reiterated that it has not yet approved any textbook for the new curriculum.

Dr Prince Armah, Executive Secretary of the Council in a press statement issued on Thursday said,  “The approval processes are still ongoing, in accordance with previous curriculum reforms.”

NaCCA fake textbooks

He reminded publishers and writers “that all textbooks and other supplementary materials must be assessed and approved by NaCCA before they are sold to schools and the general public, as per the Education Act, 2008 (Act 778).”

NaCCA fake textbooks

His comment follows the release on the market of some textbooks and other supplementary learning materials purported to have been approved by NaCCA for the new Standards-Based Curriculum (KG-B6).

NaCCA fake textbooks

“All stakeholders in the book industry are respectfully requested to comply with this directive,” the NaCCA boss advised. 

Below is the press release:

UNAPPROVED TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY LEARNING MATERIALS

It has come to the attention of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) that some Publishers are selling textbooks and other supplementary learning materials to schools and the general public purported to have been approved by NaCCA for the new Standards-Based Curriculum (KG-B6).

We wish to inform all heads of schools, parents and the general public that NaCCA has not yet approved any textbook for the new curriculum.

The approval processes are still ongoing, in accordance with previous curriculum reforms.

Publishers and Writers are hereby reminded that all textbooks and other supplementary materials must be assessed and approved by NaCCA before they are sold to schools and the general public, as per the Education Act, 2008 (Act 778).

All stakeholders in the book industry are respectfully requested to comply with this directive.

PRINCE HAMID ARMAH, PhD
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (AG.)