Accra, 09 October, 2019 / 9:28 pm (ACI Africa).
In the face of civil societies and faith-based organizations in Ghana being opposed to the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in the school curriculum, a Church leader is urging parents and guardians to live up to their role as children’s primary educators, this responsibility is inalienable.
“Responsibilities given to parents and families by God is non-negotiable and cannot be taken over by any institution,” the Chairman of Education Commission of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie said.
“It is from families that the citizens are born, hence become the first school. Parents should not shy away from their responsibilities,” Archbishop Kwofie told parents at the Accra Archdiocesan Feast Day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Society held Saturday, October 5.
“The State has the responsibility to consult parents and families in matters concerning the education of their children,” the Archbishop said in relation to CSE.
Addressing himself to government authorities pushing for CSE, the Archbishop of Accra asked officials of the relevant ministry to be humble and acknowledge that they have wrongly introduced an education policy, which is not good for children in the West African nation characterized with a rich cultural identity worth preserving.