CSE: You’re not teaching kids to alleviate poverty, hunger but have sex? – Korsi Senyo asks
The Executive Editor of Awake Africa, Efo Korsi Senyo has taken to his social media page to add his voice to many that are kicking against the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that is set to be introduced into the basic education curriculum.
The pan-Africanist said “You see how the Africa man thinks? Ghana has no curriculum to teach children how to alleviate themselves from poverty and hunger when they grow but we are now introducing to them to know their right to have, know and own SEX.”
“You are not teaching kids how to create a future to compete with rest of the world but you want to teach them how they can have sex?” – He asked
According to him, ironically, “Many youth of Ghana are being denied their rights to legal education but their younger ones (from age 4) will be taught in the classroom their right to have, know and own SEX.”
To him, “Ghana has everything but lacks the right leadership to grow and develop.”
He has since supported #SayNoToCSE campaign.
Many faith-based organization in Ghana are of the view that the CSE is an agenda to brainwash children on LGBT.
But, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has refuted suggestions that the CSE being pursued is aimed at promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the country.
The GES further added that certain additions to the CSE manual has not been approved by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) hence the materials that have been heavily circulated on social media are yet to be authorised to be taught in schools.
A press release by the Head of Public Relations at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo, on Monday, 30 September 2019, said: “Indeed, on the 29 of April 2019, the Ghana Education Service wrote to the Acting Executive of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment to request the insertion of the phrase ‘within the acceptable cultural values and norms of the Ghanaian society’ in the third objective of page 3 of the CSE guidelines in circulation. The insertion has not been made yet and, therefore, GES has not finally approved the CSE guidelines being discussed on various media platforms”.
The release explained that “the new standard-based curriculum being implemented has nothing to do with LGBT issues, masturbation or explicit display/labelling of intimate body parts” as being suggested by some anti-LGBT campaign groups, the clergy and a section of the public.