Ghana Will Eventually Adopt CSE – Education Minister

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh , the Minister in charge of Education has said that, Ghana will eventually adopt and accept the “infamous” Comprehensive Sexuality Education, CSE, programme for basic schools.

According to the Minister even though we are not at the point of adopting it now, we will do so in the near future but it will be culturally sensitive so it does not affect our values.

The Minister when addressing the concerns raised by the masses on the introduction of CSE on Tuesday stated categorically that the much talked about CSE programme was not included in the 2019 curriculum for basic schools.

Mr Prempeh, however in a current interview on Peace FM admitted that Ghana in future will adopt the CSE programme but will only pick materials that conform with our culture and values.

“The Director-General of GES said the CSE must be culturally sensitive. if in America a child has been abused because of this CSE being taught, it does not mean the same thing will happen in Ghana. Every country must choose materials that are culturally sensitive and inculcate in their curriculum but Ghana as a nation hasn’t gotten to that point, so even though we will get there, as at now we are not there,” he said.

The Minister during his press briefing said that the National Council for Curriculum Assesment (NCCA) which is the body that looks at documents have not submitted any such curriculum to the Ministry of Education for approval.

The Comprehensive Sexual Education programme is expected to equip pupils to know and experience their sexuality.

If the CSE is implemented, at age six, Primary one pupils will be introduced to values and societal norms and how to interact with the different $exes and groups.

He also indicated that even though in February this year he joined UNESCO to launch a programme, it was on general $ex education and not a Comprehensive $exual Education programme subject being adopted by his Ministry.

 

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