Whatsup News can categorically state that contrary to what the Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh and other officials have said, the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to teach young pupils explicit sex topics has since 2018 been incorporated into the curriculum for Primary 4 to Primary 6 levels.
Whatsup News has sighted a copy of the curriculum approved by the National Council on Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA).
On the supplementary page XXIV The curriculum titled: “Ghanaian Language Curriculum For Primary Schools (Basic 4-6). September 2019,” unequivocally stated that the controversial CSE will be taught students from Primary four to six.
The copy of the curriculum which is boldly embossed with the logos of the Ministry of Education, the Coat of Arms of Ghana and the logo of NaCCA states: “The teacher is further encouraged to constantly look for other supplementary materials which will enhance the teaching and learning, especially on the sections on “Listening and Speaking” and “Reading”. Materials that focus on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, moral, ethical and social values…”
Earlier, Whatsup News also intercepted the programme outline of the Girls’ Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for the training of trainers on August 26, 2019, at the Kwame Nkrumah University (KNUST). Of the five days of the programme, three days were solely dedicated to training teachers on CSE.
Yet, in his Press conference on a few days ago, Dr. Opoku Prempeh claimed none of the 152,000 teachers trained on the new curriculum had been taught anything about CSE.
Some of the topics during the KNUST training programme include Introduction to CSE; support for the implementation of CSE; the roles of stakeholders in CSE and formation of CSE clubs across schools in Ghana.
Meanwhile, the CSE is boldly captured in the 2019 budget statement of the Akufo Addo administration.
These stunning revelations come shortly after the Minister of Education Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the GES, the NaCCA and government officials have vehemently denied that CSE has been already been incorporated into the curriculum of Ghanaian schools as critics have asserted.
Indeed, in the past two days, all these agencies and the minister have issued officials statements categorically denying the CSE.
Religious bodies, civil society groups and education experts since last week have raised red flags that every aspect of the CSE, which was prepared by the controversial International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), is a subliminal agenda of the powerful community of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT).
Critics have pointed out that the CSE was designed to get particularly conservative countries in Africa to institutionalise LGBT acceptance.
The CSE manuals show explicit sexual content meant to be taught kids as young as five years old.
Some of the content describe in details, same-sex coital acts, anal sex, masturbation and how students should be allowed to insist on whatever sexuality derive sexual pleasures from.
Backed with mouth-watering funds, the CSE was reportedly forced on the United Nations to authorise its member states, particularly in Africa to implement it.
IPPF estimates that by 2022, over one billion people across the world would be receptive to the CSE ideals.