PLEASE NOTE THAT SMART SCORE ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 1 FOR GRADE 2 LEVEL HAS BEEN RECALLED BY LONGHORN PUBLISHERS OVER CONTROVERSY
SMART SCORE ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME 1 FOR GRADE 2 IS “NOT FIT” FOR GRADE 2 PUPILS, SAYS LAWYER
Long Horn Publishers Limited has been forced to recall a Grade two textbook following claims by some of the parents that the book is “too controversial.”
The book dubbed “Smart Score Encyclopedia” caught the attention of some parents after its authors provided inappropriate choices for some questions to real-life situations.
Parents raised concerns regarding controversial content which seems to encourage learners to commit suicide and mock people who are mentally handicapped.
Besides, the Smart Score Encyclopedia has got numerous spelling mistakes making it unfit for young learners who are still actively acquiring language.
One of the questions that did not escape parents eyes was “Alice says she looks bad. What should you tell her?” one of the controversial choices provided was “Kill herself.”
According to Jeff Khira, a mental health advocate, rising cases of suicide by primary school children can be attributed to such gross classroom content.