Ministry of Education, on Wednesday, stated that eighth grade’s English textbook was amended after taking out the irreligious content in the book and the viral photo is of an old version of the book.
Education Ministry’s Spokesperson told local news ‘Sun’ that the irreligious content was flagged from a textbook being printed and used from 2014 onwards. The Spokesperson added that the content was amended in the copies of the textbooks that were printed after the matter was brought to the Ministry’s attention.
Moreover, since the stock contained a large number of old copies, the picture is likely of an old version of the book, according to the Spokesperson. He also noted that schools were instructed to omit the part where the controversial content appeared.
This is not the first time religiously sensitive content has caused controversy and such content has been amended after being flagged.
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