Outrage in Ghana over plan to introduce sex education to pry 1 pupils  

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Outrage has greeted plan by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to introduce sex education into the curriculum of basic schools effective from next term.

In the blueprint, at age six, Primary One pupils will be introduced to values and societal norms and how to interact with the different sexes and groups.

As the pupils graduate to the upper primary, they will be made to study different modules of sexuality that include relationship, friendship, dating and courtship.

The guideline module for 11-year-olds in Primary Six includes fertility, pregnancy-related issues, childbirth and respecting gender differences.

This is part of the Guidelines for the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that is expected to integrate gender, human values and sexual and reproductive health rights perspectives into sexuality education in Ghana.

However, the plan has not gained traction with some pressure groups including the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), an organisation made up of over 200 church denominations in Ghana.

The Christian group described the plan to begin teaching CSE in all public schools to children from five years upwards as satanic.

 

In the same vein, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) slated the plot, saying it was not consulted.

 

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