President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that his government has no intention of introducing a policy in the educational system that will have a negative impact to the development of basic and senior high school students.
According to him, his government as part of efforts to improve Ghana’s educational sector introduced a number of policies such as the Free SHS and will not carry out other programs that will lead beneficiaries of these policies astray.
His comments, comes on the back of the widely talked about Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Critics of the CSE are of the view that, the programme will introduce children to homosexuality at a very young age.
But addressing a congregation at the St. Cyprians Anglican Church, in Kumasi on sunday, October 6, 2019, President Akufo Addo assured Ghanaians and faith based organizations to remain calm as no such policy was being introduced.
He said “Recently, there have been raging debates that Nana Addo government intends to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education as part of the curriculum for basic schools and the Free Senior High School Policy to indoctrinate the Ghanaian child. I didn’t introduce the policy for school children to be taught practices that are unacceptable and abominable to our cultural values”.
He continued, “As a Christian, it will never happen that I will preside over such a program.” He therefore urged all Ghanaians to keep calm because there is no truth in what is being speculated.