President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has finally put to rest on-going discussion on the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) policy which in the past one week had dominated the media space.
The President on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Kumasi in the Ashanti regional capital emphatically stated that his government would not approve the teaching of homosexuality in schools.
The introduction of the 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 through the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, last week stated that the policy had been suspended but the GPCC and other critics alike have insisted suspending the policy alone was not enough and must be completely withdrawn.
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, for instance, said Parliament as the representative of the people should commence the relevant parliamentary processes to review aspects of the 2019 Budget statement that committed state resources to fund the controversial CSE by ensuring that it is withdrawn and that no funds are expended on this policy.
But speaking at the St Cyprians Anglican yesterday, the President said his vision was to have an educated country for national development not to promote immorality that the Ghanaian culture frowns on.
He, therefore, called on all to reject claims that his government will introduce comprehensive sexuality education.
“The Free SHS was rolled out to empower the citizens but, was not to teach unnecessary things,” President Akufo-Addo said in Twi.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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