The Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN) has declared support for Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu on the removal of “strange curriculum” on sexuality education.
This was part of the resolutions reached at annual general assembly of the Association held at Nigerian Bible Translation Trust (NBTT), Jos, Plateau State, between the 23rd-25th November, 2022.
The Association unanimously agreed to encourage all parents, schools, and Christian and Islamic religious leaders, to “rise to defend our morality from being poisoned by Western ideologies in issues of sexuality- homosexual and transgender ideology in the name of Sex Education or Family Life and Health Education.”
The meeting which had in attendance proprietors of various denominational schools, faith based private schools, principals, head teachers, leaders of parents teachers fellowships/associations, school chaplains and other stakeholders, reviewed the position of the Minister of Education and asserted that there is a deliberate and calculated global drive to influence curriculum content in Nigeria in ways that impose value systems alien to us as a people and as a nation in gender and sexuality issues subtlety.
According to the communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, ACSN said the group “We “must assert our rights as a people in a post-colonial context to determine basic and crucial parameters such as curriculum contents in our schools. Under no circumstances should we trade away our rights but rather assert them with all dignity, pride, and grave importance.”
The meeting observed that, determining curriculum contents for our children (0-18 years) who also make up about 50% of the population of the country (i. e. approximately well over 100 million), and for the unborn generation is not only crucial to the future moral compass of Nigeria but also demands the input of parents, schools, and religious leaders.
They reaffirmed that the societies where this kind of curriculum and funding are coming from are finding it difficult to handle the aftermaths as a society and we do not want to be exposed to the same challenges and repercussions.
They agreed that the sponsors of this poisonous and toxic curriculum, having failed in their own society and is currently grappling with the moral failure as a result, are using gullible and highly placed individuals to fund and introduce into the Nigerian Curriculum strange and inimical values that will prevent us from raising our children on issues of purity and virginity.
“The African society can lead the West by proving that we are not just mammals controlled by hormones or instincts but we are humans created by God and have the power of CHOICE,” the communiqué read.
ACSN commended the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, CON, who they said, has acted rather proactively as a leader and father to protect the Nigerian children in their formative years.
“This position is in tandem with the Constitutional provisions of Nigeria and the words as contained in our National Anthem “O God of creation, direct our noble cause. Guide our leader’s right. Help our youths the truth to know in love and honesty to grow…..”
“This is a clarion call on every parent who considers their children as treasures of inestimable value to spend time with children to teach, coach and disciple on issues of character, morality and sexuality. Let us not be deceived we are in an IDEOLOGICAL WAR! IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES! LET US NOT FOOLED!
“The western concept of family transcends what we know in our cultural values as they include same-sex marriage, civil unions, and other incompatible practices. Additionally, some of the learning resources include internet use by children as young as 6 years, videos (not defined) and pictures. It is a way of showing pornography, and pictures of cross-dressers and transgender or “strange” persons so it could be made to become acceptable to our children. These things do not tally with our culture and values. We do not want our children corrupted.
“What terms like puberty delay, gender (in our country it means males or females but not so in the Western cultures), body privacy, reproductive health, positive and negative values (what is positive in one culture can actually be negative in another), family health (when cultures in the West define family different from ours, how do you define family health in their context?) etc. or acronyms like LGBTQIA, etc
“We need to secure our children’s mind and identity and preserve our cultural heritage from strange ideologies from other cultures that promote strange moral and perverted sex and confused identities. The current comprehensive sex education materials are doing that exactly,” the communiqué read in part.
They called on all parents, schools and religious bodies to examine critically the content of any curriculum and reject publicly immoral information even in approved textbooks that are obscene, unnatural and laced with perversion in the name of sex education.