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Ablakwa moves to drag Adutwum to Parliament over ‘bigoted’ textbook content about Ewes

The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he has filed an urgent parliamentary request for the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, to appear before the house to respond to questions with regard to a newly-published history textbooks for pupils in Primary 3 and 4, which, in the opposition MP’s view, contains stereotypical content about Ewes.

According to the North Tongu MP, who is also an Ewe and served as Deputy Education Minister in the erstwhile Mahama-led government, the Education Minister will appear before the House to respond to what he referred to as the “two bigoted publications in issue.”

In a post on Facebook on Sunday, 14 March 2021, Mr Ablakwa said: “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 book shops from offensive, divisive and incendiary publications of this nature?”

The textbooks have sparked anger among Ewes on social media.

Meanwhile, a group calling itself Concerned Ewe Youth has threatened to demonstrate against the publication.

Source: classfmonline.com

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  1. Well done and Bravo cum Kudos to MP Ablakwah for dragging this Adutwum Minister plus all the culpable individuals to the Parliament for sanctioing . In fact, they have intentionally sown seeds of war among the factions of the Ghanaian citizenry and deserve to be punished severely by resignation from their posts with immediate effect. THIS ABSURD LEVEL OF TRIBALISM AND WANTON DISCRIMINATION MUST FORTHWITH OR WE AID AND ABET DAYLIGHT APPROVAL OF SIDELINING CERTAIN IMPORTANT MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY JUST DAYS AFTER THE BURIAL OF THE NATIONAL HERO OF VISIBLE SELFLESSNESS, JJ RAWLINGS!

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