Yaw Opoku Mensah Jnr, a leading Communication team member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region has lashed out at ex-President John Mahama for ‘sponsoring’ the fake circulation of documents purported to be portions of a curriculum for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in basic schools.
Mocking the former President over what he described as a failed agenda. The NPP Communicator on #PureMorningDrive told Sit-in-Host, Kojo Marfo that the ex-President after coming to terms with President Akufo-Addo’s good governance and his slimming chances of coming back to power in 2020 has resorted to spewing falsehood and championing propaganda to court public disaffection for the government but graciously, it has backfired.
“Kojo, this is a shame. I am glad Ghanaians have greeted the evil agenda of John Mahama with an overwhelming displeasure. We are more enlightened and have seen him for what he is. You see no one is buying into his fake propaganda. We can’t be distracted from all the good initiatives happening around us.
Let us continue to treat the John Mahama’s sponsored fake CSE document with the contempt it deserves.
President Akufo-Addo and the NPP is keen on protecting the country’s national values and cultural heritage by projecting nation-building ideals in basic, secondary and tertiary institutions. We won’t be distracted from that” He stated.
He further questioned the former President for not using the medium to tell Ghanaians of his policies and market his sinking party that their founder, Jerry John Rawlings say cannot win the 2020 elections but rather has resorted in ‘machoing’ in propaganda.
The ‘planned integration of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the basic school curriculum’ has generated news and mixed reactions from the public with some suggesting that the course is a backdoor attempt to introduce children to LGBT issues and accept immoral practices like masturbation as an ideal act.
Former President John Mahama in adding his voice to the many calls on the government to ditch the proposed CSE guidelines said in a Twitter post sighted by Mypurefmonline.com that the government must “respect and uphold the enduring values, norms and the right culture of Ghana” by withdrawing the CSE and focus on improving the quality of education in the country.
“What Ghana urgently needs is a substantial improvement in quality education, which is accessible and affordable to all,” Mahama noted.
Meanwhile, the Government through the Ministry of Education has in a series of Media interviews and press conferences clarified and insisted that the curriculum framework approved for basic schools does not include Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) as speculated.
Addressing the media in Accra last Tuesday, the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, noted that “no teacher was trained on Comprehensive Sexuality Education.”
“The curriculum framework from KG to P6 that has been approved by Cabinet from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NACA) for use in the development of school curriculum and published on NACA website does not include anything on Comprehensive Sexuality Education.”
“NACA has not approved any material on Comprehensive Sexuality Education as it is not included in the published curriculum framework,” the Minister insisted.
Source: Mypurefmonline.com/ 957fm/ October 4, 2019