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Akufo-Addo Silence Critics over Comprehensive Sexuality Education

“Recently, there have been raging debates that Nana Addo government intends to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education as part of the curriculum for basic schools and the Free Senior High School Policy to indoctrinate the Ghanaian child. I didn’t introduce [the] policy for school children to be taught practices that are unacceptable and abominable to our cultural values. As a Christian, it will never happen that I will preside over such a program. Let’s all keep calm because there is no truth in what is being speculated. I will rather plead with you to continually pray for me to gain wisdom, good health, and kindness, to govern this nation”.

What are the words of President Nana Akufo-Addo on the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

Addressing the congregation at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Kumasi on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo clarified the government’s position insisting that his aim for introducing Free Senior High School is to widen access to and provide quality education but not to teach Ghanaian children concepts that are unacceptable in the country.

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader, on Friday said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would fight any attempt to introduce the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in basic schools.

At a press conference at the Parliament House, Mr. Iddrisu said the CSE was being championed by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community and encouraged Ghanaians to remain vigilant, resolute and determined to resist it.

The Ghana Education Service has said the guidelines circulating on social media purporting to be for the CSE had not been approved while the Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, had stressed the new curricula for basic schools did not contain CSE.

Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com

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