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SIR: A few weeks ago, I read that the federal government directed the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) to remove s3x education from the basic school curriculum. Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, was said to have issued the order.

This came after experts called for s3x education to be placed in the hands of parents and religious institutions, rather than being taught in schools in ways that would further “corrupt” young children with phones and access to technology.

Adamu stated that because Nigeria is a religious country, morals and values should be taught in mosques and churches in order to raise moral children and reduce the rate of out-of-school children.

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This shocked me for a variety of reasons. To begin with, the incorporation of s3x education into the basic education curriculum is still relatively new, and most schools have yet to implement it. Second, how are they certain that sex education has not benefited youths who are barely taught about it in schools?

S3x education is the teaching and learning of a wide range of sex and sexuality-related topics. It delves into people’s values and beliefs about these topics and helps them gain skills that will help them navigate their relationships with themselves, their partners, their community, and their sexual health.

S3x education can be taught in a variety of settings, including the home, school, a community setting with trusted individuals, or online. Despite widespread belief that s3x education corrupts children when taught in school, s3x education can be more beneficial than one might expect.

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My main concern is that sex education be placed in the hands of religious leaders and institutions.

Most parents can be trusted to share what they know about s3x education with their children in order for them to be more aware and cautious. Religious leaders and institutions, on the other hand, cannot be relied on in the same way.

Religious leaders and religious institutions have been known in recent years to use children’s lack of sexual knowledge against them in heinous ways. Priests, pastors, and Imams have preyed on innocent children entrusted to them by their parents.

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For all we know, they could be teaching these young and impressionable children incorrect information that will harm them in the long run.

Statistics show that when children are sexually abused, they are more likely to commit the same injustices that were committed against them.

In the end, it will just continue the cycle of pain and torment.

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Appropriately trained s3xual education professionals should be tasked with teaching children about sex education from an early age. They will learn more about their bodies and how to determine whether or not what is being done to them is correct.

In addition, children should be cared for by their community. If more than one eye is trained on a child, any unusual behavior will be noted and reported to their parents so that the appropriate actions can be taken.

Children are blank canvases, and the right things to teach them will make lovely and ethereal colors glow on their canvas, but the wrong things to teach them will damage it.

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