President Nana Akufo-Addo has refuted claims by a section of the public that his government is set to introduce Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender agenda into the Ghanaian society through the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education.
Being categorical in his statement, the President said no student in Ghana will be taught contents that offend our culture and values as a nation so long as he remains the Leader of Ghana.
Speaking on the controversial issue that has been the most topical in Ghana in the past one week for the first time while addressing the congregation of the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo stated that his objective is rather to widen access and provide quality education through the Free SHS policy and but not to teach Ghanaian children concepts that offend our sensibilities as a people.
“In the past few days you’ve all heard the discussion on the media my government and I want our teachers to introduce our children to things that are frowned upon by us as a people. I introduced the Free Senior High School so that the country will be strengthened so that our children will all have the opportunity to learn to ensure that Ghana develops to the level where we all want it.”
President Akufo Addo added, “I didn’t bring it for our children to be taught inappropriate content. So as long as I remain the President of Ghana and being a Christian, it will never happen that I will agree for inappropriate things to be taught in our schools so please don’t be worried at all, there’s no truth in what is being put out there.”
It is expected that the President’s statement will settle the raging debate over the CSE.
News of the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) has been met with massive public uproar against the sex education initiation with some Ghanaians calling on the education ministry to withdraw it.
There are fears that the introduction of the CSE will indoctrinate children to accept homosexuality and other awkward sexual behaviours.
The government has stated that the policy has been suspended but the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council and other critics alike have insisted suspending the policy alone is not enough and must be completely withdrawn.