Withdraw books asking pupils to lure each other into having sex
Pupils in Kenya are at a huge risk as more and more infiltration of sexually provocative books continues to happen. Just recently , we were able to stop Story Moja profane books from being used in primary schools. The Ministry of Education needs to be more vigilant of these kind of infiltration as it is detrimental to the very need of taking children to school.
Recently, we have discovered a manual titled Healthy Choices which encourages pupils to have sex and break their virginity. This book was discovered while in possession by a grade 3 pupil as part of her mandatory books. The book read in part" Is Linda a virgin and afraid to have sex....it is your task to convince her to have sex and break her virginity". The entire book is highly sexual and should not be anywhere near any pupil.
Two other books that have been made mandatory in some schools are: "The Delinquent" and "Too Cold for Comfort" published by Pacesetters. Keen parents have complained about these story books that are all about having sex and procuring abortion. A parent would wonder whether there are no better books to be used in primary schools that are not sexually provocative.
As much as we have seen books being withdrawn from schools before, we have not seen actions being taken against offenders and this could explain why there is continous infiltration of such books. With this petition , we ask the Minister of Education, His Excellency George Magoha to take a very quick action by banning these books by Healthy Choices and Pacesetters from schools and take action against all offenders.
We also urge the Ministry of Education to make official a list of books that can only be used by children while in consultation with parents.
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Withdraw sexually provocative books from schools