Founding President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has waded into the on-going debate about the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools.
According to him, children already know much about sex, therefore “there is nothing wrong with teaching kids about sexual orientations in today’s world, they know much anyway.”
The Ghana Education Service (GES) last week, announced introducing sex education into the curriculum of basic schools next academic year.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Education, children in primary one 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) which is expected to integrate gender, human values and sexual and reproductive health rights perspectives into sexuality education in Ghana.”
The directive has sparked alot controversy as some section of Ghanaians believe, teaching primary one pupil about sex is a ‘clear LGBT agenda’.
According to law lecturer and fierce critic of lesbians, gays, bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement, Moses Foh-Amoaning, the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools is a clear LGBT agenda”.
“I feel a bit of pity for…the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service [Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa] even the Ministry [of Education] and a lot of other Ghanaians who have been made a part of this clear LGBT agenda.”
But Franklin Cudjoe says, there is nothing wrong with teaching kids about sexual orientations.