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Christian schools praise Buhari regime for removing sex education from curriculum

“We believe if proper sex education is taught at homes, it will go a long way in addressing our fears.”

• November 25, 2022
ACSN; SEX EDUCATION

The Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN) has commended the education minister Adamu Adamu for ordering the removal of sex education from the primary education curriculum.

ACSN gave the commendation in a communique issued at the end of its fifth general assembly with the theme ‘Christian Education and the Challenges of our Time: Need to be Focused and Productive’.

“We thank the minister of education for directing the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to remove sex education from the basic education curriculum,” the association said in the communique, signed by its national president, Ekaete Ettang, on Friday in Jos.

The association maintained that, if allowed, sex education in schools would promote moral decadence among minors in society.

It insisted that sex education should be taught at home by parents instead of in schools, adding that the supposed sex education to be included in the curriculum was alien to Nigerian culture.

“No doubt it is an attempt at globalisation, for which we may see some benefits in terms of preparing our children to compete favourably in the global market, but it cannot be at the expense of the moral values that hold us together as a people,” added the ACSN statement.

It further stated that “we are not against foreign ideas, but we have seen the effects of allowing sex education to be taught in schools, we have seen what it did to families over there, and we don’t want it here.”

The association called on parents to up their game and give more attention to children at home by teaching them the basics about sex.

“Parents should stop running after money and return to base to ensure proper basic education for their children at home,” said the association. “We believe if proper sex education is taught at homes, it will go a long way in addressing our fears.”

It called on religious bodies to move into schools to take on sex education from moral and spiritual perspectives.

Mr Adamu, at the 66th Ministerial Session of the National Council on Education (NCE), had given the directive to expunge sex education from the curriculum.

The minister explained that sex education should be left in the hands of parents and religious institutions and not be taught in schools in a manner that would further corrupt little children who have access to phones and technologies.

(NAN)

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