What: Should Sex Education be removed from Nigeria’s Basic Education Curriculum?
When: 10 November, 2022 (05:00 pm in West Central Africa)
The recent directive by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to remove sex education from Nigeria’s basic education curriculum has raised concerns.
The minister’s instruction begs the central question of whether sex education should be left solely in the hands of parents and religious institutions.
The directive raises many other questions: Is sex education an issue of values and morality? What is the content of a sex education curriculum? Does sex education ‘corrupt little children who are already having access to phones and technologies’? Is Nigeria a religious country? Who should bear the responsibility for teaching children about sex – parents/families, teachers, religious leaders, members of the community, or all of them?
Finding answers to these questions, and more, is why Invictus Africa is hosting this Zoom meeting.
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