Materia Medica Malaysiana

March 1, 2007

Sex Education Not As Specific Subject In Schools

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) — Sex education would be absorbed into the current school syllabus and would not be taught as a specific subject, said Women, Family and Community Development Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.
She said it would be part of learning in moral, science, health, Islamic, biology, science and other subjects.
“Sex education will not be taught as a specific subject in schools,” she told a press conference, here Wednesday.
To help teachers in handling the delicate subject, the government had formulated the Healthy Reproductive and Social Education Guideline that will be absorbed into the current education modules in schools.
Chew said currently the proposed guideline was still being discussed by the ministry and the Education Ministry to coordinate its implementation.
The guideline was developed by a technical group whose members included representatives from the Education Ministry, Health Ministry, Youth and Sports Ministry and the Malaysian Islamic Advancement Department.
Education Ministry Parliamentary Secretary P. Komala Dewi told the press conference that education in the subject would provide a platform for students to ask questions on sex matters so that they would be more sensitive towards family values and responsibilities.
She said the targeted groups for the sex education would fall under five age categories — pre-school children, primary school pupils, teenagers, youths and adults.

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