Accra, 02 October, 2019 / 12:44 am (ACI Africa).
The proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) syllabus that seeks to teach sexuality at basic education levels in Ghana is being opposed by the country’s Catholic bishops who are interpreting the move as a subtle way of introducing homosexuality to school-going children.
“It (CSE) is a subtle way to introduce this gay and lesbian thing to our children … It is unacceptable!” the President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), Archbishop Philip Naameh has been quoted by the local media.
Earlier this year, the government of Ghana and the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) launched CSE programme, which was looked at as a way of empowering young people and adolescents on matters sexuality.
“Some people are telling me the syllabus is a draft and therefore we (bishops) will like to appeal to people like you and parents to reject it outright and to make noise about it because this is not for us,” GCBC President has said.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has however refuted claims that the proposed CSE is an attempt to inculcate students into same sex matters.