It’s illegal to use unapproved books in pre-tertiary schools (both private and public schools) – NaCCA.

It’s illegal to use unapproved books in pre-tertiary schools (both private and public schools) – NaCCA.

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has observed that some schools (both private and public kindergarten, primary, Junior, and Senior high) are using unapproved books. They revealed, “Golden History of Ghana for Basic 6” authored by Mercy Gyaa-Adiyiah published by Golden publication as one of the textbooks which are not approved but are been used in some schools.

Therefore, NaCCA wishes to inform heads of all schools (both private and public), parents/guardians, publishers as well as the general public that it is illegal to use unproved books ( textbooks and supplementary) in pre-tertiary schools.

NaCCA and its New Educational Policies in Ghana

Therefore, to ensure the delivery of quality education to all learners, their agency will soon embark on random visits to pre-tertiary schools and if any school is found to be using unproved books will be brought to book. Similarly, drastic measures shall be taken against the publishers of such books.

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NaCCA is the only 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:

  1. Textbooks
  2. Supplementary materials
  3. E- Materials or digital content
  4. Non-text materials such as manipulative, puzzles, games, etc.

In May 2020, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on behalf of the Ministry of Education approved the first batch of textbooks for teaching the new curriculum at KG and the Primary level. It consists of 187 books covering subjects including Mathematics, Science, English, and Creative Arts among others. The third batch of recommended textbooks was later approved in June 2020.


The list of approved books can be accessed on or NaCCA’s official website. Further inquiries can be made via [email protected] and +23330909071 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on all working days.

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