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Uganda resolves to teach sex education from preschool level

October 25, 2017
Ismail Akwei
Africa News

The Ugandan government has approved the teaching of sex education which will begin from preschool to the tertiary education level.

Preschoolers between the ages of three and five will be taught about “body parts, private parts and unacceptable forms of touching the body”, Education Ministry undersecretary Aggrey Kibenge told local news portal The Monitor.

He justified the teaching of three-year olds sex education saying it will develop the child’s awareness, refusal and communicative skills to be responsible citizens, The Monitor reported.

Kibenge explained that every student in the school system will be taught sex education as they have been grouped in five and each will have its curriculum developed by the National Curriculum Development Centre.