The Deputy Central Regional Youth Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bright Botchway is calling on Ghanaians to “fast and pray” for Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
According to him, the Minister has been terribly affected by developments after a move by government to introduce into the education system – a Comprehensive Sexuality Education CSE.
Commenting on the controversial issue, which is said to be a proposed policy, the Deputy Youth Organiser claimed the Education Minister had been untruthful to Ghanaians.
“The Minister has not been honest, truthful to religious bodies of this country, especially to church leaders because he lied to them in a meeting regarding the Comprehensive Sexuality Education which has already been planned”, he stated.
“I thought he [Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh] is a good Christian and knows the implications of what he is introducing into the education system”, he said in an interview with Kasoa-based radio station Pink FM monitored by TheNewsGh.com.
The NDC Communications team member also described Mathew Opoku Prempeh as “Ghana’s worst Education Minister” – adding that, “He has created a lot of mess with our education system”.
Beginning next year, pupils in all public schools, including 4-year-olds will be given Comprehensive Sexuality Education according to the proposed policy.
Officials say, the subject content would be age-appropriate and empower pupils with values that would protect them from sexual harassment.
But, the programme has come under intense criticism, receiving bashing from a section of the public including church leaders, with many describing it as a deliberate attempt to introduce homosexuality to Ghana.
Mr. Botchway who is unhappy with the new subject, noted that the Akufo-Addo-led government had failed with all that he promised to do with Ghana’s education system.
He concluded that “People are following free things and risking their future”.