Former President John Dramani Mahama has joined the calls for the withdrawal of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education to the introduced in all public schools across the nation which will see pupils as young as age four being thought about their sexual makeup, sexual preferences among others.
Athough the ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service have in series of press engagements debunked claims that such details were inclusive of their training and teaching guidelines, some section of the public, still remains concerned about the issue with leaders of institutions, parents, social and religious groups calling for a withdrawal of the curriculum.
Latest addition to the call is the Former President John Dramani Mahama who believes ‘ it is important for Government and all Ghanaians to respect and uphold the enduring values, norms and the rich culture of Ghana’ and not make way for infiltration of western cultures which undermines the very fabric our Ghanaian society is made of.
He rather suggested in his Facebook post that ” What Ghana urgently needs is a substantial improvement in quality education, which is accessible and affordable to all. “
Below are details of the post as made by the Former President;
I fully understand the outrage of the moral society and a large majority of parents, opposing the planned introduction of what 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. Government must immediately withdraw its policy to promote sexuality, sexuality types and practice among young children as the CSE Guidelines implicitly advocates.
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.
What Ghana urgently needs is a substantial improvement in quality education, which is accessible and affordable to all.