University students ask government to teach them about sex

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University students have asked the Ministry of Education to include Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) on the curriculum saying many students face sexuality-related challenges due to lack of knowledge about it.

Former Makerere University vice guild president, Judith Nalukwago, argues that CSE in all institutions of higher learning will provide students with an understanding of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the broader context.

The students made the call at the Inter-University dialogue on sexuality education held at Makerere University Department of food and science on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020.

“Many students lack knowledge on sexuality and I believe CSE will equip them with the knowledge and life skills they need to make informed decisions on when and how to engage in sex safely,” Nalukwago said.

Studies estimate that of the four adolescent girls in the country have already entered motherhood, making Uganda’s teenage pregnancy rate one of the highest in the continent.

Experts noted that limited access to sexual reproductive and health rights services and commodities have prevented young people from having a safe sexual life.


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