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The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has asked the Education Ministry to go beyond the suspension of the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and expunge it from the basic school curriculum.

President of the Council, Rev Prof Paul Yaw Frimpong-Manso, said yesterday at a press conference that while Council welcomes comments by the government that CSE has not been approved for teaching in public basic schools, it should make a firm statement to assure Ghanaians that the programme will not be re-packaged and introduced through the backdoor.

“We are saying there should be total withdrawal, annihilation and destruction. Expunge that idea. It should be out of the vocabulary of the Ghana education system. We do not want it,” the GPCC President stressed.

GPCC is a faith-based organisation and the umbrella body of over 200 Pentecostal and Charismatic Christian church denominations and para-church organisations in Ghana.

The Council has been in existence since 1969. GPCC represents over 28% of the Christian Community in Ghana.

Addressing journalists at the presser, Rev Prof Paul Yaw Frimpong-Manso said the CSE policy when implemented, will erode the long-held traditional value system in the country.

He wants Ghanaians to stay alert and fight what he calls a “monster” programme.

He revealed that GPCC was partnering with the ecumenical and interfaith groups through the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, to build up a strong national resistance to the CSE.

This partnership, he said, will strive for a total withdrawal of the CSE.

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