Updated: Oct 6, 2019
MERE SUSPENSION OF CSE IS NOT ENOUGH IT SHOULD BE TOTAL WITHDRAWN.
The founder and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has said Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) for children should be handled by parents and families.
“When it comes to sex education, let families, parents determine how that should be handled and it should be in the hands of the parent, and the Church also must take a stand when it comes to sex education of what we believe.
“MY BELIEF IS BASED ON SCRIPTURE, MY BELIEF HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT ANYBODY INTENDS TO DO OR WHAT ANYBODY IS SAYING, MY BELIEF IS SIMPLY WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS"
“My belief is based on scripture, my belief has nothing to do with what anybody intends to do or what anybody is saying, my belief is simply what the Bible says,” Archbishop Duncan-Williams said in an interview on Accra-based Joy FM on Friday, 4 October 2019.
His comments come on the back of the ongoing debate about the introduction of CSE into the curricula of basic schools. Christian and Islamic clerics, as well as civil society organisations and Ghanaians on social media expressed outrage about initial reports of the inclusion of CSE into the curricula describing it as “satanic” and a pro-LGBT agenda.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (Napo) has refuted claims that CSE has been introduced into the curricula of basic schools. Dr Prempeh said at a press conference on Tuesday, 1 October 2019 that: “The curriculum framework (KG-P6) approved by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) for use in the development of school curriculum, which has been approved by Cabinet and published does not include CSE”.
Despite the denials, pressure group OccupyGhana said it has sighted several documents that contradict the position of the Education Minister and, therefore, wants the government to state its position on the CSE.
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) at a press conference also said the mere suspension of CSE is not enough and is demanding a total withdrawal.
Watch full interview with the Archbishop: