Adamu directed that sex education should be removed from the basic education curriculum.
Christian schools under the aegis of the Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN) have praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for removing sex education from the basic education curriculum.
The association commended the education minister, Adamu Adamu for his role in the removal of sex education from the primary school curriculum in the country.
At the 66th Ministerial Session of the National Council on Education (NCE), Adamu directed that sex education should be removed from the basic education curriculum.
According to the minister, 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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in a communiqué 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’, ACSN said, “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 in the communique signed by its national president, Ekaete Ettang, on Friday in Jos, Plateau State capital, maintained that if allowed, sex education in schools would promote moral decadence among minors in society.
According to ACSN, sex education should rather be taught at home by parents instead of in schools, describing the teaching of sex education in schools as 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.
“We are not against foreign deas, 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,” it stated.
The ACSN, therefore, urged parents to pay more attention to their children and teach 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. We believe if proper sex education is taught at home, it will go a long way in addressing our fears,” it said.
Also, the association urged religious bodies to visit schools and take sex education from moral and spiritual perspectives.