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Ministry Of Education To Re-Engage Stakeholders On Sexuality Education

The Ministry of Education and Sports Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza has said they will re-engage stakeholders in the implementation of sexuality education framework. The framework has been rejected by the Roman Catholic Church bishops.
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Alex Kakooza
 

The Ministry of Education and Sports Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza has said they will re-engage stakeholders in the implementation of sexuality education framework.

“ We are going to re-engage our stakeholders so that we move together in the implementation of the sexuality education framework paper,” Kakooza told Uganda Radio Network on Monday.

The ministry launched a sexuality education framework last month that will streamline teaching of the subject in institutions from pre-primary schools to institutions of higher learnings. The ministry officials said the “cultural, religious sensitive and age appropriate” policy had been drafted for two years through consultation with stakeholders.  

However, the Uganda Episcopal Conference, an assembly that brings together Roman Catholic Church bishops in Uganda issued a statement last week saying the national sexuality education framework fails to answer some crucial questions such as the role of the family and address in an adequate manner some important issues.  

“ We point out, among other aspects that the vital role of the family, especially in the early ages is ignored in this document and that it exposes children ages 3-5 years to content and life skills which are not appropriate for their age,” reads parts of the statement. 

They further stated that the policy document is now undergoing a final evaluation by Catholic Church experts who will compile suggested amendments to the program. However, should the document remain unchanged, with provisions and directives contrary to the Christian values shared by the church the prelates warned that the document will not be introduced and taught in their Christian-founded schools.

Kakooza said the ministry will welcome suggestions of the church leaders.

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