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Make sex education mandatory in school curricular – University Don to policy makers



An skilled on Adolescent and Reproductive Well being Counselling, Dr. Olufunmilayo Osakinle has urged policymakers in Nigeria to make intercourse training obligatory in colleges following elevated teenage pregnancies and rape of lady kids.

Osakinle stated exposing kids to in-depth information from the cradle of training would assist them escape instances of sexual molestations that would befall them in adolescence.

The Professor stated this in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday whereas delivering the sixtieth Inaugural Lecture entitled: Woman Little one: Steering For a Higher Tomorrow’, on the Ekiti State College, EKSU.

The college Don stated to avoid wasting Nigeria’s future, the legislature should enact a invoice that might make intercourse training obligatory, saying the nation can’t fold its arms and permit kids be defiled by way of sexual exploitations.

“Other than that invoice that shall be handed into regulation, the lecturers ought to objectively go information to kids intercourse, devoid of any spiritual or cultural colouration and harassment to the youngsters.

“Additionally in addressing the shortcomings of uneducated mother and father, who draw back from giving intercourse training to their lady kids, there ought to be a provision of daycare and parenting centres for these mother and father”, she stated.


Osakinle canvassed the organisation of normal seminars, workshops and conferences to maintain lady kids abreast of their sexuality, to have the ability to cope in any hostile atmosphere.

The Professor added that whereas the federal government is busy discovering methods to resolve the issues of teenage being pregnant, rape and defilement, mother and father also needs to play their half, by asking their ladies questions referring to intercourse.

In the meantime, the EKSU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, suggested that it was worthwhile for fogeys to spend money on the training of lady kids, saying this stays among the best methods to guard the integrity of any nation.

“This lecture was nicely researched and has relevance with what is occurring in our surroundings on this current time”, Olanipekun stated.

“Let me additionally inform my colleague Professors that we’re within the day of know-how, a few of you’ll be able to ship your inaugural lectures on-line, in view of the present Coronavirus pandemic, that is now allowed as a result of analysis works can assist clear up a few of our nationwide and native issues”.

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