Former President John Dramani Mahama has joined calls for government to discard the intention of introducing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in basic schools in Ghana.
A wide section of Ghanaians have kicked against proposals to include CSE in the curriculum. The ongoing rage over the issue started following an announcement in February by the Education Minister that Comprehensive Sexuality Education will be taught in basic schools.
In a latest twist to the matter, government and the Ghana Education Service say that decision has not yet been implemented.
Former President John Dramani Mahama took to his Facebook wall to call for an immediate withdrawal of that policy saying “Government must immediately withdraw its policy to promote sexuality, sexuality types and practice among young children as the CSE Guidelines implicitly advocates”.
The call by the Former President follows similar calls by some religious bodies, civil society organisations and majority of Ghanaians.
In the view of the former President, what Ghana needs is quality education and not Comprehensive Sexuality Education.
“We reject it and note that it is important for Government and all Ghanaians to respect and uphold the enduring values, norms and the rich culture of Ghana.
What Ghana urgently needs is a substantial improvement in quality education, which is accessible and affordable to all” he added.