Sex education is not immoral, says education ministry

Marthina Mutanga

The Ministry of Education introduced sex education as a means to strengthen and equip adolescents and young people inside and outside the school educational system with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary for their age to be able to protect and defend their health and well-being due high rates of HIV / AIDS.

These were the statements of the spokesman for the education ministry, Absalom Absalom, who said that Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) is intended to safeguard young people by providing them with the values ​​necessary to make the right decisions and choices in life.

THE FUTURE: Schoolchildren are taught sex education to help them make better decisions Photo: Marthina Mutanga

Absalom pointed out that HIA, which has been implemented in the country through different subjects, has been part of the educational curriculum worldwide because it is an integral part of human development.

“In Namibia, sex education has been delivered through life skills, starting in grades four through twelve, according to the revised curriculum, Natural Sciences and Health Education, beginning in grades four through seventh, Life Sciences. Life in grades 8 and 9 and Biology in grade 10 to 12. These skills will also prevent and manage gender violence, alcohol and substance abuse and all kinds of socioeconomic problems that may affect them, ”he added.

Furthermore, he noted, CSE makes adolescents and young people think critically and therefore empowers them to make informed decisions in their sex lives.

“The correct choices and decisions referred to are based on the orientation of the parents, the culture and the religion of the society,” he said.

Martin Matsuib of the Community Engagement Facilitators said that only Pentecostal churches oppose CSE in schools as they believe that education will promote abortions and homosexuality in schools.

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