11 states oppose sex education in schools: Venkaiah

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Chennai, Oct 23 (UNI) Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu, heading the Committee on Petitions of the Rajya Sabha on sex education in schools, today said 11 states were opposed to introduction of sex education in schools.

Talking to newspersons here after interacting with students and other bodies, Mr Naidu, heading a ten-member Parliamentary Committee, said the exercise would be completed in another 15 days, after which, he would submit a report to Parliament.

Parliament would debate the issue and make recommendations, based on which, the government would draw its policies, he said.

The committee visited various schools in the city and interacted with students, parents, teachers' associations, state government officials, educationalists, non-governmental organisations and representatives of religious groups here.

The interaction was based on the policy of the Union Human Resources Development to impart sex education, which was planned in the form of Adolescence Education Programme (AEP), meant for students of Central Board affiliated schools in the country.

While the students and teachers welcomed the move, saying it would help the students, a section of the parents and religious heads opposed it. They contended that sex education in schools would only spoil the students and lead to cultural degradation.

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