A former Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yaw Brogya Genfi has called on President Akufo-Addo to retire ‘tired’ Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO), Minister of Education so he can focus on his constituency duties.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Pure FM’s Pure Morning Drive with sit-in host Kojo Marfo monitored by TheNewsGh.com, the vociferous NDC communicator begged President Akufo-Addo to stop using the ‘fine’ legislator as his puppet as clearly, he is tired and has given up on the mess the government continues to create.
Citing the denial of introducing a Compulsory Sexuality Education (CSE) course in basic schools, Brogya Genfi remarked that, President Akufo-Addo cannot introduce LGBT agenda into our educational system and let innocent Napo defend it when it backfires.
“Kojo, Napo is my brother and I know he is tired. I am begging President Akufo-Addo to relieve him off his post as the Minister of Education so he can gladly focus on his legislation business and constituency duties.
Look at the inconsistencies in his press conference yesterday on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education introduction issue. He is a fine gentleman and isn’t good at lying so you see he was struggling to lie to save the image of this government from the CSE and homosexuality mess they were smuggling through the back door onto Ghanaians. It is a shame but clearly my brother wants a bailout.
He is tired. President Akufo-Addo should not be selfish. He should clear my brother off his burden so he can focus on his constituency duties.” He stated.
The planned integration of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the basic school curriculum has generated mixed reactions from the public with some suggesting that the course is a backdoor attempt to introduce children to LGBT issues.
Others have suggested that the material be limited to pupils in Junior High Schools.
Despite clarification from bodies such as the Ghana Education Service that the curriculum has nothing to do with “LGBT issues, masturbation or explicit display/labeling of intimate body parts” and insisting that the education is meant to inculcate relevant values into pupils, many have vehemently challenged the position, insisting that it is an attempt to propagate sexuality education that does not reflect that values and norms of the Ghanaian society.
The Government subsequently clarified that the approved curriculum framework for basic schools does not include Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Addressing the media in Accra on Tuesday, October 1, covered by MyNewsGh.com, the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO), noted that “no teacher was trained on Comprehensive Sexuality Education.”
“The curriculum framework from KG to P6 that has been approved by Cabinet from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment for use in the development of school curriculum and published on NACA website does not include anything on Comprehensive Sexuality Education.”
“The curriculum that has been developed out of the framework for use by the Ghana Education Service in all public schools and approved by cabinet and as published does not include comprehensive sexuality education. NACA has not approved any material on Comprehensive Sexuality Education as it is not included in the published curriculum framework,” the Minister insisted.