Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government is not going to use the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to propagate the agenda of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).
The President was emphatic that no student in Ghana will be taught contents that are inappropriate in the Ghanaian context while he is in office.
“There have been talks in recent times about me and my government introducing some inappropriate materials into schools. I brought the Free SHS to strengthen our education and so I will not allow any immoral materials to enter our schools.
“I’m a Christian and as long as I sit as President of Ghana, I will not allow anything like that in our schools so I urge you all to be calm because I won’t let that happen,” Nana Addo declared while 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.
President Akufo-Addo said he didn’t bring free SHS for children to be taught inappropriate contents and insisted that so long as he is the President, and as a Christian, it will never happen that he will agree for inappropriate things to be taught in schools and called for calm.
Meanwhile, key personalities including former president John Mahama and faith-based organisations such as the Pentecostal Council have called for the withdrawal of the CSE.
In a post on Facebook, the former President asked the government to “immediately withdraw” the unpopular move.
Mahama said: “This addition to the national curriculum cannot be acceptable in any form.”
He noted that “the CSE Guidelines implicitly advocates” and promotes sexuality types among young children.
” We reject it and note that it is important for Government and all Ghanaians to respect and uphold the enduring values, norms and the rich culture of Ghana,” the NDC flagbearer for the 2020 elections said.
The controversial CSE has since been suspended.
Source: Daily Mail GH