Education Minister reiterates that neither MoE nor Gov’t approves guidelines for CSE in Ghana

The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has reiterated that neither the  Ministry of Education nor Government has approved the guidelines for the Comprehensive Sexual Education in the country.

According to him, though a new curriculum is being started this year, the CSE is not part of the new curriculum.

Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh gave the assurance when he addressed the Ghana Teacher Prize 2019 in Kumasi.

In the early 1970s, Ghana  saw a huge number of it’s teachers migrating to other countries due to economic hardship.

This weakened the educational  standard  in the country.

For this reason government in 1987 introduced the Education Reform Program to rejuvenate and  augment the excellence of education.

This aroused the increased access to education, refurbished schools, building of schools and increased flow if books, equipment and materials.

Ghana has since 1995, October 5, which is a day set aside globally to honour teachers.

The core reason is to ensure that Ghana conforms to the standard of global Teacher prize.

This years event was held in Kumasi on theme “Young Teachers: the future of the Profession.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh reiterated that neither his ministry or government has approved the guidelines for the Comprehensive sexual education as speculated.

Dr. Opoku Prempeh explained that though a new curriculum is being started this year thus the reviewing of text books and guidelines, the CSE is not part of the curriculum. Sound up end cue.

The Acting  Executive Secret of the National Teaching Council, Christian Addai Poku noted that it is  globally accepted  that the education of a nation cannot exceed the quality of it’s teachers.

He said if education is the foundation of the national development then it is not out of place to describe the teacher as the most important professions Ghana needs especially as government has made education the number one national priority.

Mr. Addai Poku therefore called on government to ensure that teachers are highly acknowledged and properly rewarded for their critical role in society.

– Georgina Ama Ankumah


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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