- A former Director-General of the GES is calling for LGBTQI to be added to the curriculm and taught in schools
- Charles Aheto-Tsegah said if it is taught in schools, it will help the children know more about the LGBTQI practices
- This according to him will keep them better informed in the future
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The discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual [LGBT+] activism has become quite intensive these past days.
The whole discussion caught fire after an LGBTQI resource center was opened in the country.
The opening of the office drew a lot of reactions from the Ghanaian public especially the religious bodies.
Those who belong to the LGBTQI community are calling for the legalisation of their activities in the country.
A former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Charles Aheto-Tsegah is calling for LGBTQI to be added to the curriculum and taught in schools.
According to him, if it is taught in schools, it will help the children know more about the LGBTQI practices to keep them better informed.
"The comprehensive sexuality education came up...designed to address lack of knowledge that children had on this emerging social issues so that they would be informed to make a good decision,” the former Director-General of GES said.
This Mr Tsegah said will help the children make informed decisions in the near future.
Mr Tsegah thinks the time is now for the GES to enroll the Comprehensive Sexuality Education subject into the education curricular after it was seriously turned down some time ago.
His other reason for wanting this to be taught in school is because other social vices are already being taught in schools to help the children desist from committing mistakes in the future and not for them to practice them.
“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,” Mr Tsegah said.
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Meanwhile, the Christian Council of Ghana has been against the recent activities of the LGBTQI since they commissioned a resource centre in Accra.
They maintained that as Christians, they are very resolute in their stance on the matter.
According to the council, LGBTQI is a disease and those who are calling for it to be legalised must undergo certain counseling and deliverance.
This the council stated would go a long way to salvage the situation created by the LGBTQI community.
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