Christiana Afua Nyarko writes: GES, Education Ministry, Let your ‘yes’ be your ‘yes’
Despite the massive uproar on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum, the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, via media confabs and series of media interviews and publications, debunked negative perceptions of forcing LGBTQ ideology, ‘free sex’ experiments, usage of condomns etc. on children.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has further stated that they would not forward a curriculum that will endanger our value systems and that the said curriculum is currently under review and that it has not been approved.
In my opinion, I think it is a good thing to debunk ‘lies’ about the curriculum, thus calming down nerves.
Nonetheless, as a concerned citizen, I want to believe that what the GES, Ministry of Education and the National Council for Curriculum Assessment said is nothing but the truth. I want to believe that what these educational stakeholders are saying is what they are going to do exactly but, not a covert operation to leak those diabolical ideas into our educational system. I also hope it is not a blind or an attempt to throw dust into eyes. My message to them is to let their ‘yes be yes’ and their ‘no be truly no’. What is good for the goose might not be necessarily good for the gander. Parents, concerned teachers, religious bodies and all who care about our dear children’s future: I say to you, do not let down your guard. Be vigilant as a serpent as the Bible says.
I rest my case.