Sex education to start in Malawi schools

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has trained 221 secondary school teachers, 240 parents teacher associations in Malawi to teach comprehensive sex education in public schools.

Sexuality comprehensive education to start in Malawi secondary schools

Sex comprehensive education to start in Malawi secondary schools

Unesco says age-appropriate sex education is an important public right in the global response to HIV.

This is why Unescois helping Malawi that  from next academic year students will be learning Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE).

“Schools are a venue for implementing well-designed CSE and that provides knowledge and skills essential for young people to practice safe behaviours,” Unesco Regional HIV and Health Education Adviser, Patricia Machawira, said.

Machawira said sex –education is an “ important component” of a student’s education.

The sex-education curriculum would integrate information about contraception, how to prevent sex-trasmitted diseases, the value of abstinence and how to make smart sexual health decisions in response to HIV.

Unesco Malawi Programme Officer, Jessie Kazembe Chisala, said the Malawi secondary school curriculum assessment review started in 2013 and was completed in 2014.

“The process was consultative where a large number of stakeholders, including parents and guardians were consulted,” Said Chisala.

“ During the review, all subjects, including life skills education were reviewed. For life skills education, the curriculum was reviewed to include a new core subject of sex and sexuality and the new curriculum will be implemented from September 2015,” she said.

Young people often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with whom to have sex and how to protect themselves against HIV.

AIDS-related illness is still the leading cause of death among adolescents, and adolescent girls and young women are especially vulnerable to new HIV infections.

Many  young people are receiving inadequate preparation, which leaves them vulnerable to coercion, abuse, exploitation, unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Chawezi Phiri

This is total nonsense you are trying to teach children how and who to have sex with,,,,,Lord have mercy Lets just drive these people out so as we can be like uganda

Isaiah Phiri

This is totally a brainwash program. azungu akufuna kuyambisa anada Virus through sex, therefore, they are introducing this course ngati zabwino but there is devilish results behind all this. and if you take a look, how many youths are already sleeping around and becoming whores???, they want many girls to be uneducated and the same time have alot of dominion in the society. why do you think we have too many programs empowering women??..please people we need to be careful otheewise we shall be training our young one to create a Sodom generation


Wawoooo! Practically?



Thokozani lino

Iziso nde ziti? Dziko likuthadi eti, kapena ndi ndalama za azungu? Kenaka muxamva kuti they hav introduce how to homosex in sec xools

gadson moyo

ndye mwat ndkalembenxo???

nyasa boy

Kumeko yaah!


After 51 years of independence it is about time sex education was taught in schools to children old enough to understand. For far too long sex education has been left to the senior women in the villages who have simply passed on a load of mumbo jumbo that they were told by their elders. Children continue to be taught to observe ignorant and meaningless customs and rituals backed by fear and threats if they disobey them. Properly supervised sex education in school is long overdue.

levison wonjzani

eeeeeeeeeeeee koma ana azinyengatu sinanga ana amadalira practical work


Ngati kukhalanso ma practical ndiye ndikalembanso ndikatsitse ma points

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