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General News of Wednesday, 30 January 2019


Government, UNESCO to scale up Comprehensive Sexual Education among Ghanaian youth

Director General for UNESCO, Audrey Azouley play videoDirector General for UNESCO, Audrey Azouley

Over 20 ministers of education and health in sub-Saharan Africa met today January 30, 2019 to officially launch the “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (03)” project aimed at championing delivery of quality sexuality education in Ghana and other five countries on the continent.

The programme supported by the UNESCO, governments of Sweden and Ireland would allow such countries to deepen the scope of existing activities in order to attain an almost full-scale implementation of Sexual Education among the youth.

Addressing the gathering, Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azouley maintained that the purpose for the ‘03’ project is to improve reproductive health of the adolescent and the reduction in HIV Infections, early and unintended pregnancy, gender based violence and child marriages.

Madam Azouley noted that defending young women’s right to education is crucial both as a goal in itself and as a means to better health and socio-economic development outcomes.

“Africa’s youth are its future and most precious resource and young women’s right to education is crucial to the development of the continent”, she asserted

Ghana’s Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh also observed that there’s more crucial work to be done in order to ensure our adolescents learn in a safer environment that would contribute to quality educational outcomes.

He added that the Comprehensive Sexuality Program would enable a secured and sustainable political commitment for Ghanaian adolescents.