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No Way, Not Under My Watch! …Akufo-Addo Speaks On Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been categorical about government’s stance on the raging debate about the introduction of the infamous Comprehensive Sexuality Education in primary schools, which many say is a subtle way proponents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer(LGBTQ) want to impose their agenda on the country.

The President was emphatic that no student in Ghana will be taught contents that are inappropriate in Ghanaian context while he remained president.

“Recently, there have been raging debates that Nana Addo government intends to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education as part of the curriculum for basic schools and the Free Senior High School Policy to indoctrinate the Ghanaian child. I didn’t introduce [the] policy for school children to be taught practices that are unacceptable and abominable to our cultural values. As I a Christian, it will never happen that I will preside over such a program. Let’s all keep calm because there is no truth in what is being speculated. I will rather plead with you to continually pray for me to gain the wisdom, good health and kindness, to govern this nation”, Nana Addo stated.

Addressing the congregation at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region yesteday, President Akufo-Addo clarified the government’s position insisting that his aim for introducing Free Senior High School was to widen access to and provide quality education and not to teach Ghanaian children concepts that are unacceptable in the country.

He added, “I didn’t bring it for our children to be taught inappropriate contents. So long as I sit on this big seat as the President of this nation, and as a Christian, it will never happen that I will agree for inappropriate things to be taught in our schools so please keep your cool, whatever they are saying has no truth in it”.

Many faith-based organisations raised red flags over the decision to develop a Comprehensive Sexuality Education, in partnership with UNFPA, to be integrated in the curriculum.

They feared that it could be a means of teaching Ghanaian students to embrace LGBTQ orientations.

The GES and Ministry of Education have insisted that the policy is not approved and will not be approved until it meets the standards acceptable to stakeholders and the Ghanaian context.

The President’s comments, reaffirming the position of the government, that he will not permit inappropriate contents to be taught in Ghanaian schools, have buttressed and clarified the government’s position.

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