A former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr Charles Aheto-Tsegah has proposed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual (LGBTQ+) activism to be included in the country’s education curricular.
He in an interview with TV3 monitored by AcademicWeek said LGBTQ+ when taught as a subject in government schools will enlighten students on the discussions and the practices of the act and make informed decision in future.
Mr Charles explained that school children are taught about other social vices to help them desist from committing mistakes in the future and not necessarily for them to practice them in the community, hence LGBTQ poses no harm to students.
“In the education system, we don’t teach children to mimic practices that they are thought, especially those that are not in the interest of the public, but it is important for our children to have [the] knowledge
All of us are bent on saying for lack of knowledge our people perish. It is important that the children know that there is a certain group of individuals who say they’re LGBT+ and this is what they do and how they came about,” he said.
Meanwhile, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has said the call for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual and queer (LGBTQ+) be taught in schools will happen under his term as Ghana’s President.
President Akufo-Addo speaking at a church service on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Asante-Mampong, in the Ashanti Region said this shameful LGBTQ+ practice will not be under his watch as the President of the country.
“I indicated in my remarks, amongst others, that “it will not be under the presidency of Nana Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legalised in Ghana. It will never happen in my time as President,” His Excellency declared.