The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has in no uncertain terms condemned the textbooks distorting history and denting the image of the Ewe people.
The party described the publisher of those books as “incompetent” adding, “In our world today, there is no profit to ethnic dominance or subjugation considering the universal values that globalization imposes on us,”
A statement signed by the NPP Communications Director, Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoa on 18 March 2021, indicated that: “Distortions of history and bigoted stereotyping of ethnic groups cannot be the basis upon which the social identity of our children is nurtured and established.”
The statement proceeded to note “Current global values project universal human rights, encompassing respect for all peoples irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, religion, culture or gender”, adding: “Economies are being built on digital technology and innovation, creativity and skills development”.
“These are what will drive international competitiveness for Ghana and open opportunities for our young people to master their talents and fulfill their dreams”.
The NPP also stated, “While we note that the National Council for Curriculum Accreditation (NaCCA) has not approved the publication, the NPP is urging them to refine and enforce their rules without fear or favor.
“That way, products certified by NaCCA can help bring up well-balanced children, imbued with global values and pride in their country and its diverse culture,”
The NPP further urged all political and social leaders to “speak to the issues with the intention to bind us together as one people with one nation and one destiny”.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana