On Thursday April 11, The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa launched the New Basic Curriculum as part of the ongoing reforms in the sector.
Series of training and workshop were organized for tearchers to equip them for the new standard Base Curriculum.
One of the issues that sprang up was the introduction of comprehensive sexuality education and LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender) in primary schools.
Books to be used for the alleged LGBT and sexuality education.
In Africa especially where i come from ;Ghana, having an open discussion on sex is a taboo especially to a child.
Whilst some Ghanaians seem unhappy about the new alleged development others are in support of it.
On 30th September, 2019 GES responded to what they term as allegations.
Below is the Press Release
The National Council for Curriculum and assessment also wrote;
You deliberately go pick adult materials and throw them around as part of the KG-Primary curriculum when you can just go online (www.nacca.gov.gh) pick the new curriculum to find out if they contain any such information, or even ask any of the 152,000 teachers trained across the country whether they received any such trainings or materials to teach the kids. The teachers resource packs designed for teachers to teach the new curriculum, pending approval of textbooks do not contain CSE(Comprehensive Sexuality Education).
Certainly, the Catholic Bishops Council, the Christian Council and the Federation of Muslim Councils who are members of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) would never have approved a curriculum that undermines our cultural and societal values as Ghanaians.
As the head of the curriculum and assessment council of the Ministry of Education, I say with authority that none of the materials being shared on social media has been approved for use in schools, or does the curriculum for KG-Primary contains any such material. In plain language none of the 13 curriculum contains the CSE being deliberately imposed as part of the new standards-based curriculum.
In fact, there’s no single textbook or supplementary material approved for the new curriculum. Authors are still submitting whilst our team of assessors are still assessing the materials received so far. If the document is not approved by NaCCA, by law, it can never be used in any school in Ghana. The PPAG material being circulated has not passed our material assessment benchmark, if they are to find themselves in our schools. We, however, have no jurisdiction over community-based adult reproductive health education programmes which PPAG most focuses on.
Although many are genuinely concerned and justifiably so, a lot more are being mischievous and intellectual dishonest in an attempt to deliberately( or may be ignorantly) distort the hardwork of the distinguished Ghanaian men and women who designed the curriculum.
Let the genuine heart visit www.nacca.gov.gh to access and download the new curriculum.
Dr. Prince Hamid Armah, the Executive Secretary of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.