The Ministry of Education (MoE) says it is considering taking legal action against TV3, a subsidiary of Media General Ghana Ltd over the media company’s negative sentiments against the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.
The Education Ministry in a release shared with AcademicWeek said reports by TV3 regarding statements supposedly made by the Minister for Education, which challenge headteachers to list schools without textbooks are untrue.
“We want to clarify that the Minister has not granted any interview or made any statement to TV3 or any other media outlet regarding this specific matter,” the press statement signed by spokesman for MoE, Kwasi Kwarteng stated.
The press release continued that “We strongly condemn the deliberate spread of false information and the misuse of media to cultivate negative sentiments against the Minister without recourse to their own professional tenets.
These actions not only erode the integrity of responsible journalism but also have far-reaching consequences on public discourse and the reputation of public Servants.”
The Ministry in Charge of Education (MoE) has called on members of the general public especially teachers and prospective students to dismiss the report published by TV3 as it is untrue and lacks a factual basis.
“Please be rest assured that in the coming days, the Ministry of Education will take all necessary legal steps to ensure that TV3 retracts this regrettable publication and issues a formal apology to the Minister for Education,” MoE said.
In other news, the Executive Director for the Ghana Library Authority (GLA), Hayford Siaw has expressed worry over the unavailability of textbooks for students in the basic school a couple of years after the introduction of the new curriculum.
“Just like every Ghanaian, I am a bit uncomfortable that we don’t have textbooks available at the disposal of the Ghanaian pupil. Hopefully whatever needs to be done or whatever processes that are being put in place to make sure that these kids have access to the books ensured” The Library Authority Director told TV3 in an interview.