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.

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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

FILE PHOTO: Si­avonga Se­condary School

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