Bishops reject sexuality education in schools

Archbishop John Baptist Odama, the UEC chairman. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • In March, the ministry of Education approved the National Sexuality Education framework, which officials said was developed over two years through consultations with relevant stakeholders. The policy categorises sex education messages into five: early childhood group between the ages of three and five who will recognise forms of unacceptable body touch to develop self-awareness and refusal skills. Lower primary level of children between six years to nine will discover their talents and appreciate the changes in their bodies.

Kampala. The Catholic Church leadership in the country has slammed the government’s National Sexuality Education policy and said they will not allow it to be “introduced nor taught” in their Church-founded schools.
The bishops under the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), the apex assembly of Catholic leaders in the country, said they have rejected the policy and shared their position with the Anglican and the Orthodox Churches.

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