Zambia disowns explicit content in school books – Capital Radio Malawi
13 June, 2024

Zambia disowns explicit content in school books

Zambia’s education ministry has disowned pages of school books showing explicit sexual content that have been circulating on social media.

The ministry says the pages are “photo-shopped and a misrepresentation” of Zambian curriculum, according to a statement.

It said one of the fake pages – which explains sex in lurid terms – originated from Tanzania and started circulating in the country in 2021.

“The books circulating on social media are not developed by ministry of education. The cover is correct but that page circulating is not from any of the Zambian books,” said Douglas Syakalima, the education minister.

The ministry has also renamed its Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum to Life Skills and Health Education Framework following complaints by teachers and religious leaders.

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