General News of Monday, 1 August 2011

Source: citifmonline

CHASS: Same sex schools not breeding grounds for homosexuality

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary School (CHASS) has described as an exaggeration, reports that same sex schools in Ghana are becoming breeding grounds for gays and lesbians.

According to CHASS, isolating single sex schools as major breeding grounds for homosexual practices is mistaken.

The Ghana Education Service conceded that homosexuals may have begun practicing while in single sex schools but does not agree that they must be neutralized.

The Deputy Director General of the GES, Stephen Adu told Citi News, a holistic approach is required to deal with the situation but disaagreed with calls for such schools to be converted into mixed schools.

Speaking to Citi News. the General Secretary of CHASS Felix Essah-Hienno said mixed schools can equally breed gays and lesbians hence the call for same sex schools to be converted into mixed is out of place.

According to Felix Essah-Hienno, the situation is not alarming as perceived by many.

"This system of supi, supi has been there many years ago but in those we didn’t imply any bad motive to that. CHASS has been in existence for 49 years and we have never had this issue at all.

"If we have an isolated case that we have seen one or two students somewhere trying to do that then it has not come to the fore of the schools system because we don not want to pretend as if there is a problem when there is no problem with the schools system"