The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has described as ‘fake’ documents circulating on social media that seeks to indicate that the government has approved the teaching of Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) at the basic level.
According to the Minister, the curriculum that was approved by cabinet and National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) does not contain any teaching on CSE.
“As at this morning, NaCCA has not improved any material on CSE as it is not included in the published curriculum and curriculum framework…,” he said at a press conference addressed by him at the Ministry on Tuesday morning.
Napo, as the Minister is known and called further emphasized on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen as monitored by Angelfmonlinegh.com that the documents making round on social media is never authentic and not approved by the government for use in schools.
“Documents making rounds as part of an approved manual on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is fake and not from Government, there is nothing like that…,” he repeated severally on the show.
The Minister further called on persons criticizing and the government for attempting to introduce CSE and by extension LGBT into the country’s curriculum to ask teachers who attended various trainings on the curriculum if CSE was part of the new curriculum.
“I challenge anyone doubting it to go to the teachers that were trained on the new curriculum and ask them, they talked about their food and I had to on several occasions come on air to clear that, so ask then if we ever talked about CSE too…,” he challenged.
He further added that wide consultations were done before the introduction of the new curriculum therefore he is shocked that some people will make it a duty to unnecessarily attack government over that.
“Some unscrupulous people are needlessly attacking government over CSE meanwhile it is not part of the new curriculum…wide consultations were done before approval of the new curriculum..,” he added.
Implementation of New Curriculum
The controversy surrounding the new curriculum notwithstanding, Dr Opoku Prempeh said the implementation of the new curriculum will start in earnest from the 2019/2020 academic year. “The new curriculum covers all 8 subjects to be taught and has been approved by Cabinet…the new curriculum would be taught from kindergarten to Primary 6…,” he added.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI