Former Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Charles Aheto-Tsegah has called for the inclusion of LGBTQI as a subject in the curriculum in schools.
Mr Tsegah in his opinion thinks the study of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) will position children well in making decisions concerning their life.
He added that just as children are taught about other social vices to help them desist from those mistakes in the future, they should be taught about LGBTQI also 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 said on TV3.
“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 issues so that they would be informed to make a good decision,” He concluded.