Concerns have been raised by parents regarding the content of a History textbook designed for basic 4 pupils, particularly in relation to Christianity.
The book in question, titled “History of Ghana for Basic Schools,” written by Francis Benjamin Appiah and Henry David Appiah, includes a section that presents certain viewpoints on the negative impacts of Christian missionary activities.
One point listed in the book suggests that Christianity has contributed to an increase in poverty within Ghana.
Furthermore, the book expresses the opinion that religion, including Christianity, has been a significant factor in both physical and doctrinal disputes occurring in the country.
These contents have prompted parents to express their worries, as they believe such perspectives may foster biased views and potentially create divisions among different religious communities.
They are calling for a review of the textbook to ensure a more balanced and impartial representation of religious topics, promoting a spirit of inclusivity, understanding, and respect for all religious beliefs and practices in Ghana.