Nana Addo’s Assurances On ‘Obnoxious’ CSE A Charade – NDC
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has asked the government for a concrete plan to “completely withdraw” the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) from the country’s education system.
Though President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that no educational programme will go against the country’s values, the NDC has said the President’s assurance is just charade.
In a statement, the NDC called on all critical observers to continue to hold the government accountable.
“The NDC calls on the impressive coalition that has emerged on this matter not to fall for President Akufo-Addo’s charade. Our appeal is for eternal vigilance on this matter. We must not rest on our oars until the Government takes practical and appropriate steps to roll back this satanic CSE out of our dear country.”
The NDC feels that President Akufo-Addo only spoke on the issue after “an avalanche of condemnation which he could no longer ignore.”
The opposition party believes the CSE is already embedded within the country’s curriculum.
It noted the 2019 budget statement and the new Standard Based Curriculum and the Teacher Resource Packs for Basic Schools as evidence of this.
The party further referred to the Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s warm reception of the programme in February.
Confident of winning power in 2020, the NDC says it “will be under no obligation whatsoever to respect the obnoxious CSE agreements the Akufo-Addo led Government has entered into.”