Kampala, Uganda, Jun 17, 2018 / 04:00 am
A new sex-education program created by the government of Uganda will be rejected by Christian schools unless considerable revisions are made, the Catholic bishops of the country have said.
While a team of Catholic experts was consulted while the program was being created, their suggestions were "substantially ignored" in the final document, the bishops noted.
Among the shortcomings of the new program are that it ignores "the vital role of the family, especially in the early ages" and that it exposes children ages 3-5 years to "content and life skills which are not appropriate for their age."
Furthermore, the bishops said, the information and life skills provided for upper level students are "open to interpretation and practices which may contrary to moral Christian values." They also added that the program provides "no provisions or guaranties that school teachers are prepared and able to teach in a balanced and proper way such delicate and emotionally charged topics."