Sex education at Siavonga Secondary School raises dust
“We as a school ours is to teach, we were invited to attend some workshop where these issues were discussed and agreed, so if there are parents who are homosexuals among yourselves please you are free to come and help us teach,” said the Head Teacher.
By OLIVER SAMBOKO A PARENT at Siavonga Secondary School has called on the Ministry of General Education to closely monitor what teachers impart to pupils in Government learning institutions for fear that teachings might include homesexuality.
This was after a mother Ms Betty Musonda, reacted sharply to revelations by Siavonga Secondary School Head Teacher during the PTA annual general meeting last week that the institution had adopted and was teaching comprehensive sex education.
Ms Musonda said the school needed to have consulted parents before implementing it considering the fact that the issue was sensitive.
During the meeting, parents were informed that the school was teaching comprehensive sexual education but that the programme was not meant to encourage the children to become homosexuals or lesbians but to equip them with knowledge so that in future when they come face to face with such reality they would be able to make better decisions.
“We as a school ours is to teach, we were invited to attend some workshop where these issues were discussed and agreed, so if there are parents who are homosexuals among yourselves please you are free to come and help us teach," said the Head Teacher.
But in an interview with the Daily Nation in Siavonga, Ms Musonda said teaching children about homosexuality and lesbianism was not only unZambian but also against the principles of Christianity.
She accused some Western sponsored NGOs of trying to import homosexuality into Zambia through holding of workshops for school heads to con them into accepting alien cultures with a view to pollute the morality of innocent children.
Ms Musonda called on Government to come out in the open and tell the nation its true position on the comprehensive sexual education being taught in some Government schools.
She said as a Christian nation, Zambia should not embrace immoral Western cultures to seep through its strong Christian
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