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Mozambique Withdraws Grade 7 Textbook From Education Curriculum Over Sex Topics



Mozambique’s Ministry of Education has withdrawn a set of Grade Seven textbooks containing some controversial topics on sexuality from its curriculum.

The natural sciences book addresses subjects such as masturbation and sexual orientation and has been in use since 2004. It has now been withdrawn from schools following controversies surrounding the topics.

Opposition from some parents who pointed out that it is taboo in some communities to teach children about sex also influenced the decision to withdraw the book.

Some parents also believed that sex education to Grade 7 pupils who are barely 13 years old may promote premature marriages and early pregnancies.

The ministry said that they will replace the book next year but in the meantime, it urged teachers to avoid the controversial topics.

Ismael Nheze, the Director of the National Institute of Education Development said;

“We talked to the publisher to remove that page (that contains sexuality topics)”

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