Question NW25 to the Minister of Basic Education

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06 March 2020 - NW25

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Basic Education

When will a certain person (name and details furnished) be dismissed, as the specified person does not seem to take the concerns of the community into account regarding the rolling out of the proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education to primary school learners from Grade 4 onwards?


Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) has been part of the National Curriculum Statement since 2000. Recent interventions to improve the quality of CSE teaching in our schools were piloted in more tthan 1500 schools and a wide range of education statkeholders were consulted. In addition, the Depatment of Basic Education held public consultations with the Teacher Unions, SGB Associations, Youth,  as well as Religious and Traditional leaders. Comments and concerns expressed at these engagements were  considered and the relevant learning and teaching support materials were adjusted accordingly.

There is no reason for disciplinary action against any official who is supporting the implementation of government policy.

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