Education has no colour, stop the politics – Journalist slams critics of CSE

BY TEMA - Oct 01, 2019 at 1:17pm 100

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The host of Badwam on Adom TV, Omanhene Kwabena Asante, has slammed critics who want to politicize the new Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Guidelines which is to be introduced into the curricular of public schools by the Ghana Education Service.

According to him, as a country we need to be very careful the rate at which we deliberately politicize anything and brand it either NPP or NDC just because of power.

“Sometimes I don’t know how we can help the situation but this is not the Ghana we all want to build…...A matter of curriculum, we have turned it into NPP, NDC politics…if the country thinks there was not too much consultation with the new curriculum we should remember that education has no colour whatsoever…” he said.

He further warned that as Ghanaians we need to be very careful in this country "because the NPP did the same thing when they were in opposition, the NDC needs to do the same…I weep for this country called Ghana.”

The journalist also marvelled about the rate at which people who should know better are just trivializing any serious issue that comes up in this country.

He noted that Ghanaians should stop any needless attack on any serious issue being discussed in this country.

Scores of Ghanaians and civil society organisations have strongly raised objections to the introduction of the new educational curriculum by the GES which is to give basic school children in primary schools some guidelines on sex education.

Many have described the new curriculum as “Satanic” and an introduction of LGBT to young kids.

The Ghana Education Service has denied this assertion strongly stating that “No special sessions have been organized or will ever be organized by the GES to train students as advocates for sexual rights, let alone LGBT rights which are culturally, socially, legally, morally and religiously alien to Ghana.”

In a statement to clarify the position of the GES on the controversial Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education(CSE), the Public Relations Officer of the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo indicated the CSE programme has not been approved yet for schools in the country.

The overall objective of the CSE programme is to equip pupils to know and experience their sexuality.

The GES statement added further that Management wrote to the Acting Executive Secretary of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) to request the insertion of the phrase “within the acceptable cultural values and norms of the Ghanaian Society” in the third objective of Page three of the CSE guidelines in circulation.

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