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MURIC backs minister on removing sex education from BEC

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Pupils receiving books and other instructional materials donated by Neya Uzor Kalu

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed support to the federal government to remove sex education from the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC).

This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Chairman, Kano State chapter of MURIC, Malam Hassan Sani Indabawa.

The group condemned the media attack against the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on the directive he issued to the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to review and expunge all materials related to Sex Education from the nation’s BEC.

Indabawa said, “We, on our part, have similarly made it bold and clear that Nigerians of all faiths and cultures reject the teaching of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), developed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners for worldwide use to promote promiscuity, fornication and homosexuality. All these contradict our faith, culture and values.

“Our children don’t need sex education, what they need is chastity education. They need to learn how to say no and why saying no is in their best interest, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

He added, “We believe that the global advocacy for sexual and reproductive health education is nothing but a grand design to destroy every fabric of our family value system, decency and modesty that is natural and appropriate in human beings.”



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