Friday, December 15, 2017

Now for sex ed in all schools ...

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar appeared in the weekend papers laying down the law about our obligation to report child sex abuse to the police. This mother and a grandmother had a fat law book in her hand as she announced that she had mandated the Youth Affairs Ministry to sensitise everyone about their obligations on the matter.

Will the PM now mandate her Minister of Education to implement a comprehensive sex education programme in all school? Will she risk the wrath of the Hindus, the Muslims, the Born-Agains, the Catholics etc and drag our education system into the 21st century?

Donít hold your breath. Itís politically more profitable to make a big show of locking the stable door after the horses have bolted and then chasing down the runaway horses in vain.

E Anthony

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