Ghanaians have not been silent after news broke out that the Ghana Education Service GES will from next term include sex education in the curriculum of basic schools to equip schoolchildren to recognize and experience their sexuality a term popularly known as Comprehensive Sexuality Education CSE.
This, has given the minority in Parliament a voice to lambast the presidency which according to them is in one way or the other accepting Western Culture to dominate our local culture.
But in a new twist, the President who believes the Ghanaian culture is not inferior to any culture in the world has said his administration will not in any uncertain terms accept the Comprehensive Sexuality Education which is being speculated that the Ministry of Education in collaboration with GES will introduce it next academic term.
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Akufo-Addo who was addressing congregants at the St Cyprians Anglican Church in the Ashanti regional capital, on Sunday, October 6, reiterated that his vision is to have an educated country for national development, and not to promote immorality; as would be propagated by the document.
“The Free SHS was rolled out to empower the citizens but, was not to teach unnecessary things,” the President is reported to have stated.
If everything had worked according to plan, The Ghana Education Service (GES) will, from next term, introduce sex education into the curriculum of basic schools to equip pupils to know and experience their sexuality.
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At age six, Primary One pupils will be introduced to values and societal norms and how to interact with the different sexes and groups.
As the pupils graduate to the upper primary, they will be made to study different modules of sexuality that include relationship, friendship, dating, and courtship.
The guideline module for 11-year-olds in Primary Six includes fertility, pregnancy-related issues, childbirth and respecting gender differences.
This is part of the Guidelines for the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that is expected to integrate gender, human values, and sexual and reproductive health rights perspectives into sexuality education in Ghana.
But the Ghana Education Service has come out to denied allegations that the CSE will be introduced to Pupils next term will the explanation that the government is yet to deliberate on whether to accept the CSE or not.