Ethnic stereotyping textbooks have no place in our education setup -NPP
The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa Esq., has vehemently condemned some textbooks that sought to distort Ghana’s history, as well as to stereotype certain ethnic groups.
The Communication Director, without mincing words, described the said textbooks as “incompetent and inept material paraded by some publishers as books of instruction for our children.”
According to him, the world had changed and time has advanced so much that there is no profit in ethnic dominance or subjugation, considering the universal values that globalisation imposes on the human race.
“Current global values project universal human rights, encompassing respect for all peoples irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, religion, culture or gender. 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 fulfil their dreams.”
He said unfortunately some of the publications had not been approved by the National Council for Curriculum Accreditation (NaCCA), which makes the situation much worrying to the ruling political party.
Thus, he urged NaCCA to enforce its rules without fear or favour, in order to deter others from doing same.
“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,” he stressed.
As a result, he stated that the NPP is urging 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.
In addition to this, Mr Buaben Asamoa stressed that distortions of history and bigoted stereotyping of ethnic groups cannot be the basis upon which the social identity of children is nurtured and established.