Publishers have defended themselves following claims that some textbooks being used in schools have errors.
In a statement on Wednesday, Kenya Publishers Association chairman Lawrence Njagi said most of the highlighted “errors” have been taken out of context and are just perceptions.
“We have established that most of the concerns in the mainstream media originate from social media platforms where they have been lifted out of context and adjudged as incorrect,” Njagi said.
He gave the example of an illustration in a book where a child in full school uniform is seen digging in the school farm while the rest of the learners are in class.
Njagi said this could be a form of punishment which amounts to child abuse. “The book is, therefore, correct,” Njagi said.
He said an illustration of a helicopter in a different book was not a factual error but has since been addressed appropriately by the concerned publisher.
“If genuine errors are pointed out to us we shall appreciate and effect corrections at the earliest opportunity,” Njagi said.