The issue which got a lot of Ewes fuming, is not yet over as the Parliament has invited the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum to respond to an urgent question filed in Parliament by the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa following the Ewes stereotyped textbooks.
Meanwhile Ghanaians had earlier on lambasted the authors despite the fact that they apologized.
Hon. Ablakwa wishes to know how the unapproved textbooks entered the market in the first place. He also wants the Minister to educate the house on measures the government is taking to purge Ghanaian students from such publications.
“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 the issue,” Mr. Ablakwa posted.
“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 bookshops from offensive, divisive and incendiary publications of this nature?” he added.
This whole issue I believe is stretching too far and there something should be done to bring it down and perhaps settle it once and for all.
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