The Ministry of Education Denounces TV3’s False Report and Considers Legal Action Against The Media House’s Publication.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) has condemned a false report by TV3, a subsidiary of Media General Ghana Ltd, that the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, challenged headteachers to list schools without textbooks.
The MoE said in a statement that the report is untrue and lacks a factual basis. It also called on members of the general public to dismiss the report.
The statement said that Dr Adutwum has not granted any interview or made any statement to TV3 or any other media outlet regarding this specific matter.
The MoE said that it strongly condemns the deliberate spread of false information and the misuse of media to cultivate negative sentiments against the Minister.
It said that 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 MoE said that it is considering taking legal action against TV3 to ensure that the report is retracted and a formal apology is issued to the Minister.
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.
Siaw said that he is uncomfortable that Ghanaian students do not have textbooks available to them. He called on the government to ensure that all students have access to textbooks.
The MoE’s statement is a strong rebuke of TV3’s false report. It is also a reminder of the importance of responsible journalism and the need to protect the reputation of public servants.
The GLA’s concerns about the lack of textbooks are also important. It is essential that all students have access to the resources they need to succeed in school.