Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
7 Nov 2019
6:15 am

‘Too graphic’ sex education programme riles unions, FF Plus

Eric Naki

Pupils would engage in group discussions to identify their (and others') 'private parts', discuss 'lesbian relationships', same-sex molestation and sexual assault, among others.

Sex education.

After being asked to revise its controversial proposed policy on sex education at schools, the department of basic education has apparently delivered a programme that some stakeholders have rejected as being “too graphic”. The Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) has joined the National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) in expressing disapproval of the department’s revised comprehensive sexuality education programme. The programme is set to be introduced as part of the life orientation curriculum. There were objections regarding how the revised curriculum, meant for children from Grade 4 onwards, would be taught as some said it was “too graphic”...