The Ministry of Education (MoE) two years after changing the school curriculum has finally commenced the process of procuring new curriculum textbooks for basic schools, a source close to the Ministry announced on Wednesday.
“MoE has finally started the process of procuring textbooks for basic schools; two years after the new curriculum was introduced,” the trusted source stated in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh.
The procurement comes after the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum disclosed the government this time will contract local printers to print the new curriculum textbooks to be used by pupils in Kindergarten to primary 6.
Speaking in an interview, he said any publisher without an agreement with a local printer will not be considered adding that pre-qualified ones have been asked to present signed agreements with local printers.
“We have taken this position because there are local printers with the capacity who are competitive,” he said adding that “some local printers could easily match the offers the Indians and the Chinese are offering to publishers.”
Asked how the government intend to ensure the new curriculum-based textbooks are not printed outside the country the Teaching Minister said structures would be put in place to monitor publishers.