There’s a viral photo on social media which suggests that ‘Same-sex family system have been introduced in the new Social Studies syllabus for SHS students.
The textbook, written by Emmanuel Asare Donkor comes as the second edition of the Golden Social Studies for Senior High Schools.
Page 169 of the book outlines five new types of family systems, in addition to the traditional nuclear and extended family systems which was previously taught in the existing syllabus, with one of the five being the same-sex family system.
Some Ghanaians have raised concerns over the content of the said textbook.
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A lot of controversies sparked when it was hinted that the government was to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the education system.
The government and United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had earlier launched the CSE programme, as has been done in some other countries worldwide.
The planned integration of this subject in the basic school curriculum generated mixed reactions from the public with some suggesting that the course was a backdoor attempt to introduce children to LGBT issues.
Many groups including some Members of Parliament and the Minority kicked against the introduction of CSE, with the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) further describing it as ‘Comprehensive Satanic Engagement’.
The Education Ministry, however, refuted all these claims, saying that the government had no intention of including sexuality education in the curriculum.
This declaration was better accepted when President Nana Addo assured Ghanaians that he will not implement a CSE programme that will go contrary to the traditional norms and values of the people.
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