The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, (GCBC) Most Rev. Philip Naameh has called on well meaning Ghanaians to reject the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools.
The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Tamale, speaking on Kumasi based radio station, Fox FM said that “the Minister of Education called heads of churches to a meeting and said that some western NGOs are bringing all kinds of things to Ghana, but he (Minister of Education) and the government are not ready for that. So to him (Most Rev. Naameh), it is big surprise that, “they want to put this in the syllabus, and start teaching five (5) year olds about sex”. This meeting, according the Archbishop was held in September 2019, but could not remember the exact date, which had presence of the Catholic Church, Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC).
Most Rev. Philip Naameh said that, “some people are telling me the syllabus is a draft and therefore we will like to appeal to people like you and parents to reject it outright and to make noise about it because this is not for us.” He further stated that “it is a subtle way of introducing this gays and lesbianism thing into our children. We are already struggling to teach morality to our children at all levels in our schools and they want to bring this in. It is unacceptable.”
The President of the G.C.B.C., mentioned that the possible steps for the Christian associations in Ghana to do now is to first “see where the government is going with this” and then meet all Christian associations and “with one voice reject this outright, especially in our (mission) schools.” When asked how soon this will be, Archbishop Naameh said that the G.C.B.C. will have its plenary session in November 2019 and soon after meet the Christian associations.
Archbishop Philip Naameh stated that the Catholic Church in Ghana rejects such an idea from the Education Ministry and the government.