Accra, 17 October, 2019 / 3:19 am (ACI Africa).
Weeks after Catholic Bishops in Ghana expressed their opposition to the proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) describing it as “a subtle way to introduce this gay and lesbian thing to our children,” the Association of Catholic Teachers in the West African country (ACT) has also voiced its resistance to the syllabus saying that it does not conform with the culture of Ghanaians.
“We join the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) and other well-meaning Ghanaians in telling the Ghana Education Service (GES) and for that matter, the government that we do not (subscribe) to the Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” ACT said in a statement seen by ACI Africa.
In the considered view of the members of ACT, topics being proposed in CSE and the age group of those to be exposed to them are “not in conformity with the culture of the African and for that matter the Ghanaians (sic).”
The teachers are also concerned that the CSE’s scope and span is unlimited and thereby offering loopholes for any other entity to introduce new material into the syllabus.
“The unlimited scope and span (comprehensiveness) would create room for anything to be introduced into the said CSE by interested groups or individuals,” the teachers observed their October 14 statement.