Controversial Counselor, George Lutterodt has thrown his weight behind the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that was rumoured to be contained in the new syllabus to be taught at the primary school level.
Many religious groups and individuals have spoken against the introduction of the CSE with some hinting of demonstrating against the government and the Ministry of Education if the CSE is introduced into schools.
The Office of the Chief Imam for instance has described CSE as ‘satanic’ and something which goes contrary to the teachings of Islam and the country’s morals.
“We would like to state unequivocally that the Islamic Community does not accept any form of educating minors and pupils on sexuality. In our estimation, such a move is an attempt to hide behind educational reforms to brainwash the pupils with LGBT agenda.
“Ideally, Islamic jurisprudence recommends that sexual education be introduced to children above the age of 10. This is the time the children are expected to begin to understand the socio-moral consequences of the choice of sex orientation.
“We, therefore, urge the sector Ministry and GES to consider a broad consultation with relevant stakeholders on the implementation of the controversial policy.
“We appeal to the Ministry and GES to drop that satanic agenda in the interest of national cohesion and moral promotion,” the Chief Imam said in a statement.
Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has responded that the government has never harboured the vision of introducing CSE at the basic school level.
“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 said.
Commenting on this on Accra-based Okay FM as monitored by Angelfmonlinegh.com, Counselor Lutterodt said the Education Minister erred by claiming that government has no intention to introduce CSE.
“CSE is a good product that they have brought to us, if there is any content that they have brought down to us, we should clap our hands for CSE….this one is offering comprehensive sexual education, so build your morals around that…,” he said.
He further called on persons in authority who have spoken against the CSE to come out and apologise.
“The cyber community in the Police Service must apologise to the public, the NDC fraternity that has been speaking against this must come out and apologise, even the Minister of Education who spoke against it must come out and apologise…,” he said.
According to him, Ghanaians are criticizing the contents of CSE because ‘we have all missed the mark’.
“I support it 100%…it is a good document for study…this product is a solid product, so those have spoken against it must apologise,” he said.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI