The attempt to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) into Ghana’s basic school curriculum is facing resistance even though the Ghana Education Service (GES) has scheduled next year to begin introducing the controversial subject in public schools.
Law lecturer and fierce critic of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement, Moses Foh-Amoaning, on Friday slammed the introduction of the CSE.
Mr Foh-Amoaning, who is also the Executive Secretary and the Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, said some texts and modules in the curriculum that will guide the CSE programme in Ghana resonate with LGBT activism.
The GES has argued that the subject content would be age-appropriate to enable say pre-schoolers to be empowered with values that would protect them from sexual harassment.
The GSE has also said CSE will enable students to “acquire accurate information on sexual rights and reproductive health.”
That is not all.
It will also help students “nurture positive attitudes and values including open-mindedness, respect for self and others, positive self-worth /esteem, comfort, none judgemental attitudes, sense of responsibility concerning their sexual and reproductive health.”
However, most critics have said the age of five is too early for children to learn about sex.
In the United States, concerns similar to those raised by Mr Foh-Amoaning and other critics, have been raised by anti-CSE campaigners.
In the documentary posted below, the anti-CSE campaigners outline the details about what they believe to be a highly misguided education policy.
The video was posted on Youtube in 2016 but offers interesting views about the concept of CSE.
Watch the full documentary below.