Advocacy and Campaign Coordinator at Norsaac, Blessilla Na-Afeo-Kandoh has dismissed what she called misconceptions about NGOs at the forefront of the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) government proposed in 2019 as part of reforms in the curriculum. She maintained that it is never an intention of Norsaac or partners to support teaching young people how to have sex.
Norsaac and its partners she said are rather trying to empower young people with information to enable them take care of themselves in body integrity, personal and body development. Mrs. Blessilla Na-Afeo-Kandoh who is also the Coordinator of Innovative Sexuality Education Project (ISEP) told Zaa News that, Norsaac is looking forward to G.E.S to take the increasing teenage pregnancies issues at basic school level up seriously.
GES as the main stakeholder in education, Mrs. Blessilla added must challenge the technical team to intensify their monitoring mechanisms to curb the increasing teenage pregnancies and other negative outcomes as a result of young people not having sexuality education.
On the current stage of the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that generated a lot of controversies in the country, Mrs. Blessilla said the policy has been revised with a new name “Sexuality Health Education” (RHE).
The then CSE was put on hold by the Ghana education service after several religious bodies in the country described it as dangerous to school children, especially at the basic level with the content then.