Ukpono Anietie, PH
Nigeria’s minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has said sex education should be strike out from the school curriculum because it is targeted at undermining and destroying the moral and religious fiber of the society.
The Minister made this known at the 66th National Council on Education (NCE) meeting held in Abuja yesterday.
He stated that, the moment he saw sex education in school curriculum, he immediately notified the Secretary to Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to expunge it from the system.
He further stated that the morals and values taught by churches, mosques and parents are enough to mold the character of a child.
His full statement at the meeting reads:
“While I accompanied the President on his recent trip to New York, one highly placed government official called my attention to certain materials on sex education being used in schools, and I almost collapsed because I never expected that.
“I am one of those persons who believe that sex education should not be taught in our schools. Rather, such knowledge and experience should shared through other means that are known to man.
“For me, there are three ways through which sex education could profitably be impacted on adults. First is instinctual. Instinct will be the first teacher for you as regards sex and several other things when the time comes.
“The second way is through the process of socialization. Many other things that are not taught in schools or at home comes through the process of socialization which most often, are acquired through interactions or engagements with peers.
“Then the third way is through the religious and cultural instructions.
“From all indications, the increasing advocacy for sex education in schools is targeted at undermining and destroying the moral and religious fiber of our society.
“Regrettably, it’s being promoted through the social media and other forms of westernization.
“Many Nigerians seem to believe that all that comes from the western world is the best because they have advanced in technology. Even the technology is not totally good.
“The only thing technology does to our lives is speed. It doesn’t make one a better person or something else.
“We don’t have any thing better than the religious beliefs and values we have in Nigeria, and we all love our religions. Unfortunately, religion has been misinterpreted and we have allowed it to reshape our lives negatively.
“We can’t afford to loose our religious values, otherwise, we would lose everything and doom would beckon.”