The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has noticed that some schools (both private and public kindergarten, primary, Junior and senior high) are using unapproved books. Additionally, some individuals and publishing companies are advertising unapproved books across the country. One of such is ‘Golden History of Ghana for Basic 6’ published by Golden Publication and authored by Mercy Gyaa-Adiyah.
NaCCA wishes to inform all heads of pre-tertiary schools, parents/guardians, publishers as well as the general public that it is illegal to use unapproved books (textbooks and supplementary readers) in pre-tertiary schools.
The agency will soon embark on random visits to pre-tertiary schools. Any school found to be using unapproved books shall be brought to book. Similarly, drastic measures shall be taken against the publishers of such books.
NaCCA is the institution mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023) to approve all teaching and learning materials for use in pre-tertiary schools in Ghana. These include but not limited to:
b. Supplementary materials
c. E-materials or digital content
d. Non-text materials such as manipulatives, puzzles, games, etc
The listed of approved books can be accessed on the agency’s official website (https://www.nacca.gov.gh). Further enquiries can be made via firstname.lastname@example.org and +23302909071 between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm on all working days.
We hope that heads of schools, parents/guardians and the general public will cooperate with NaCCA to ensure improvement in the delivery of quality education for all learners.