Energy expert Kwame Jantuah has called on President Akufo-Addo to publicly make his position known on the issue of the controversial comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programme.
According to him, the President’s stance will clear any worries and anxieties that several Ghanaians have over the CSE..
“I want to hear my President talk about it. We want to know his position. When it came up, Mills (late President) told the UK that he was against it and that they can keep their aid,” he told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Friday.
Mr. Jantuah’s call comes despite the clarification from the education minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh that the CSE has not been approved by the Ghana Education Service for schools in the country.
“The curriculum framework (KG-P6) approved by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) for use in the development of school curriculum, which has been approved by Cabinet and published does not include CSE. NaCCA has not approved any material on CSE as it is not included in the approved and published KG-P6 curriculum framework,” he said.
Many Ghanaians including former President John Mahama and key religious organisations have called for the complete cancellation of the programme from future plans of the education.
Th Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) in a statement urged Ghanaians against politicising the issue.
“While commending government on its latest decision to suspend the implementation of the CSE policy next academic year, we as a Council is however not persuaded by a mere suspension as evidence abound of existing government commitments to some international obligations on CSE, some of which have even been captured in the 2019 Budget Statement as presented to Parliament by the Minister of Finance.
“We reject absolutely the inclusion of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in any form and in any name in our school curriculum now and in the future as we see the policy as a long term subtle agenda to target our young population with a liberal mind set to accepting and tolerating LGBTQ as a normal societal behaviour in the very near future.”