Education Minister Concedes To Trending Video On CSE

Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has admitted to comments made in a video currently being circulated on social media.

Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has admitted to comments made in a video currently being circulated on social media.

In the said viral video which was recorded on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the Education Minister, popularly called Napo said: “We in Ghana see it as imperative that sexuality education should be part of the curricula that we will launch in September this year from Kindergarten (KG) to Senior High School (SHS).”

However, at a press conference held on Tuesday, October 1 to address various controversies that have emerged after Ghanaians got wind of the fact that CSE was being added to the curriculum, the Education Minister denied the above statement.

“As of this morning, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has not approved any material on CSE as it is not included in the published curriculum and curriculum framework. One hundred and fifty-two thousand (152,000) teachers have been trained for the new curriculum which started in September and no teacher was trained on CSE,” Mr Opoku Prempeh said.

But speaking in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s morning show 'Kokrokoo', Dr Opoku Prempeh admitted the content of the video was true, adding, "but I wasn’t the only person there. It was discussed but not approved. The ones that were approved would be taken through as the curriculum. It is not everything that government agrees to. We cannot be forced to accept anything we don’t want to accept."

He further noted that even though CSE was in the teacher's training manual, it is not part of the current curriculum.

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