Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to redraw the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) into the basic school curriculum.
The Ghana government and United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) launched the CSE program this year in a bid to empower adolescents and young people to attain a Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has argued that the subject content of the CSE would be age-appropriate to enable pre-schoolers to be empowered with values that would protect them from sexual harassment.
There has been public outcry after Ghana and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) program this year in a bid to empower adolescents and young people to deepen their scope of existing activities to attain CSE.
Below is a statement from office of the Former President.
I fully understand the outrage of the moral society and a large majority of parents, opposing the planned introduction of what the government and its partners are calling Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
As noted by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Most Rev. Philip Naameh of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong-Manso and National Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, this addition to the national curriculum cannot be acceptable in any form. The government must immediately withdraw its policy to promote sexuality, sexuality types and practice among young children as the CSE Guidelines implicitly advocates.
What Ghana urgently needs is a substantial improvement in quality education, which is accessible and affordable to all.
John Dramani Mahama
Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress