Include LGBT+ in education curricular--- Former GES Director-General

Include LGBT+ in education curricular— Former GES Director-General

Include LGBT+ in education curricular— Former GES Director-General

Include LGBT+ in education curricular— Former GES Director-General

A former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Charles Aheto-Tsegah has called for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual [LGBT+] activism in the education curricular.

According to him that will help children gain broader knowledge about LGBTQI and make informed decisions in the future.

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Speaking in an interview with TV3 in Accra on Thursday, Mr Aheto-Tsegah explained that the exclusion of the subject would rather have dire implications on the minds of the children especially when they get exposed to the act.

He noted that when included in the education curricular, children will gain understand the practices of the LGBT+ society to make an informed decision in future.

Mr Aheto-Tsegah indicated that the enrollment of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the education curricular was paramount in times like this although many have kicked against the subject.

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He said children are thought about other social vices to help them desist from committing mistakes in the future and not for them to practice them.

The former Director-General of GES stated that it was imperative to teach children about the movement of the LGBT+ society to give them knowledge about the group.

“In the education system, we don’t teach children to mimic practices that they are thought, especially those that are not in the interest of the public, but it is important for our children to have [the] knowledge,” he added.

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Mr Aheto-Tsegah said, “All of us are bent on saying for lack of knowledge our people perish. It is important that the children know that there is a certain group of individuals who say they are LGBT+ and this is what they do and how they came about.”

“When taught in the school, doesn’t mean children will practice LGBT+. The comprehensive sexuality education came up…designed to address lack of knowledge that children had on this emerging social issues so that they would be informed to make a good decision,” he stressed.


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