Teaching children about LGBT not wrong, CSE controversy 'deliberate distortion' - Kweku Baako

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Sun, 6 Oct 2019 Source: ghanaguardian.com

Veteran Ghanaian journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has taken a different stance in the ongoing controversy against the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

Mr Baako argued that there is nothing wrong with teaching school children to tolerate LGBT lifestyles.

The Editor-In-Chief of the Crusading Guide newspaper said: “you ought to preach this and inculcate in our kids because we are all against mob justice.”

Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile Saturday, October 5, 2019, Kweku Baako said he is “not alarmed” about the plans contrary to widely held views.

He insisted that there is a “deliberate distortion” on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and an attempt to make a caricature out of it.

In his view, Mr Baako indicated that the CSE is about values like tolerance.

“They are not being taught to become gays or emulate their character.”

His comments come on the back of the ongoing debate about the introduction of CSE into the curricula of basic schools.

Christian and Islamic clerics, as well as civil society organisations and Ghanaians on social media, expressed outrage about initial reports of the inclusion of CSE into the curricula describing it as “satanic” and a pro-LGBT agenda.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (Napo) has refuted claims that CSE has been introduced into the curricula of basic schools.

Dr Prempeh said at a press conference on Tuesday, 1 October 2019 that: “The curriculum framework (KG-P6) approved by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) for use in the development of school curriculum, which has been approved by Cabinet and published does not include CSE”.

Despite the denials, pressure group OccupyGhana said it has sighted several documents that contradict the position of the Education Minister and, therefore, wants the government to state its position on the CSE.

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) at a press conference also said the mere suspension of CSE is not enough and is demanding a total withdrawal.

Source: ghanaguardian.com
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