Motshekga: Teachers who refuse sexuality curriculum will be punished

Motshekga: Teachers who refuse sexuality curriculum will be punished

- Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has clamped down over the new sexuality education

- Teachers who refuse to teach the new curriculum will be hauled before a disciplinary hearing

- This comes after the curriculum faced massive backlash from both the public and schools

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has laid down the law when it comes to the new comprehensive sexuality education curriculum.

Educators who refuse to teach the controversial material will be facing a disciplinary hearing at the Basic Education Department.

News24 reports that this was indicated in a response to a parliamentary question asked by the Democratic Alliance's Nomsa Marchesi.

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Teachers will be provided with a three-day training course that would cover both the content and the teaching methods needed:

“Subject advisers are also provided with coaching and mentoring training to be able to provide continuous support to teachers during implementation.”

Basil Manuel, president of the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA president, commented on the response:

“We agree that there is nothing wrong with the curriculum as it is. It’s the teaching material that is problematic Some of the material is shocking.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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