As the subject of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life) continues to dominate mainstream discourse in Ghana, the former Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Charles Aheto-Tsegah has called for the inclusion of the topic in the curriculum in schools.
While making a case for his posture which we know won’t sit well with the highly conservative Ghanaians, Mr. Tesgah 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.
“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,” Mr Tsegah told TV3 on Thursday.
He added, “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’re 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 issue so that they would be informed to make a good decision,” the former Director-General of GES added.