There is no need for sex education in schools or making it part of the curriculum under the new education policy proposed by the Centre as it will have a negative impact on children, an RSS-affiliated educational organisation said on Tuesday.
However, the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), founded by educationist Dinanath Batra, suggested that there can be “need-based counselling” for students and parents.
The National Education Policy draft, which was submitted to Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in May this year, states that sex education will also be included in secondary school for future judgement surrounding consent, harassment, respect for women, safety, family planning, and STD prevention.
The R K Kasturirangan-led committee which prepared the draft policy was constituted by the previous BJP-led government.
Strongly objecting to the use of the word ‘sex’, SSUN’s secretary Atul Kothari told reporters, “There is no need for teaching sex education in schools or making it a part of the curriculum. If required, counselling can be provided for a student in schools.”