Law lecturer and fierce critic of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement, Moses Foh-Amoaning, has slammed the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools.
Mr Foh-Amoaning, who is also the Executive Secretary and the Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, said some texts and modules in the curriculum that will guide the CSE programme in Ghana resonate with LGBT activism.
Beginning next year, pupils in all public schools, including five-year-olds, will be thought CSE.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has argued that, the subject content would be age-appropriate to enable say pre-schoolers to be empowered with values that would protect them from sexual harassment.
Most critics have said the age of five is too early for children to learn about sex. However, Mr Foh-Amoaning perceives a bigger problem with the whole CSE programme.
“I feel a bit of pity for…the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service [Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa] even the Ministry [of Education] and a lot of other Ghanaians who have been made a part of this clear LGBT agenda,” Mr Foh-Amoaning said Friday, on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM.
He believes there is an active strategy by the LGBT movement to get acceptance – especially in Africa, where resistance has been most strong.
“[The strategy] is always not open for you to see, it is very subliminal and they come in all sorts of ways…they have noticed that in Africa, our culture and our religion, we are very strong…so they are going through the education. Education is strong because if you win the mind then you can win the heart,” he said.
Mr Foh-Amoaning also picked out topics in the CSE curriculum that he believes, support the pro-LGBT agenda, noting at age six, children are meant to learn about “Being Male or Female” under “Knowing Myself”.
“My brother, is there any confusion about being a male or female,” he asked the host of the Super Morning Show, Daniel Dadzie.
Ghana and the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched the CSE programme this year in a bid to empower adolescents and young people to deepen their scope of existing activities to attain a Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Known as the “Our right, Our lives, Our Future (O³), CSE is supported by the governments of Sweden and Ireland.
It is being implemented in Ghana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe for effective delivery of quality comprehensive sexuality programmes.
Mr Foh-Amoaning said Tanzania and Zambia are already regretting the decision to incorporate CSE into their education.