Ghana’s history cannot be written without Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and JB Danquah, Professor Wilson Yayoh said.
Professor Yayoh is one of the experts who designed the new school curriculum.
“There is no way anyone can write the history of Ghana and take out Kwame Nkrumah, it can never happen. In the same way, you cannot take out JB Danquah, because he also played a key role.
“I’m an ewe from the Volta Region and I can’t project anyone above anyone when that is not the case,” he stated on Starr Today on Wednesday.
Professor Yayoh’s comes on the back on denial by the National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NaCCA) of reports on social media that newly developed curriculum projects the achievement of Stateman JB Danquah over Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
According to NaCCA, the curriculum is structured to enable pupils to learn the history of the country from the beginning and then progress with the personalities and events in a chronological manner.
“History is chronological and periodical in nature. The period covered in the history curriculum at the primary level focuses mainly on the pre-independent events that formed the basis for the later development of political activities which contributed to the independence of Ghana. At this stage, Dr J. B. Danquah played a prominent role. It is therefore important for our young learners to appreciate the chronology of the events of our political history.
“At the JHS and SHS levels, the history curriculum will highlight further details on the independence and post-independence political activities. This is where Dr Kwame Nkrumah and other political leaders and regimes feature more prominently.
“The experts who designed the curriculum were not selected on the basis of any political considerations, and it is unfortunate for anyone to suggest otherwise,” the Council said.