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Education Ministry Consulting on Policy for Curbing Homosexuality in Schools :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Education Ministry Consulting on Policy for Curbing Homosexuality in Schools

Sam Kuloba, the commissioner for secondary education said reports indicate that homosexuality and lesbian promoters are taking advantage of money-minded teachers to easily spread the practice amongst vulnerable learners undetected.
The permanent secretary in Ministry of Education and sports, Ketty Lamaro(in Red suit) shares a photo moment with a group of headteachers.

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The permanent secretary for the ministry of education and sports, Ketty Lamaro, has disclosedthat internal consultations are ongoing to derive a ministerial policy on curbing homosexuality in schools. 

Presiding over the orientation of 100 head teachers sourced from different secondary schools across the country who converged at the Jinja city's based Civil service college, Lamaro said there are already existing ministerial policies on the general discipline of learners in schools, however, homosexuality and lesbianism are emerging disciplinary issues, which have since culminated into extensive consultations with responsible stakeholders on how best such matters can be addressed. 

She further argues that, homosexuality attracts global attention due to different perceptions raised about the topic, however, specific teams are assessing the situation, to quicken efforts of deriving a viable ministerial policy. 

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On his part, Sam Kuloba, the commissioner of secondary education says that enquiries were made about the homosexuality claims at one of the secondary schools in Jinja city, whose particulars have been withheld and a detailed report concerning the same was compiled for further action. 

Kuloba raised fears that available reports indicate that homosexuality and lesbian promoters are taking advantage of money-minded teachers to easily spread the practice amongst vulnerable learners undetected, which if not controlled frustrates efforts of fighting the vice. 

Kuloba says that his office has registered unspecified complaints about homosexuality claims in schools and he challenged head teachers to under guard learners with the basic principles of discipline, which will deter them from engaging in such practices.

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Their remarks come following homosexuality claims at Jinja city’s based PMM girls secondary school, where the deputy head teacher, Lydia Mukoda was arrested over promoting lesbianism activities amongst learners.

Mukoda and her co-accused Martha Naiga have since been remanded to Kirinya prison, awaiting further prosecution on two counts of gross indecency and procuring gross indecency.

            

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