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* National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP) of Sri Lanka proposes sex education in school syllabus
Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 09:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 27, Colombo: The National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP) has proposed to Sri Lanka's Education Ministry to include sex education in the school curriculum.

The Director of NSACP Dr. Sisira Liyanage said the Ministry of Education is considering the proposal and AIDS prevention lessons could be included in the Grade 10 science syllabus.

The Ministry of Education has planned to introduce new syllabuses to Grades 6 and 10 next year. New text books are reportedly being compiled now.

The NSACP has made this proposal to the Ministry of Education considering the increase in AIDS cases among the over 15 year old population in the recent past.

It has recorded around 25 HIV positive cases in the age category of 15 to 25 years in the recent past.

The National STD/AIDS Control Programme along with the Ministry of Health and the Sri Lanka College of Venereologists in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) has invited the public, private and civil society organizations and the general public to express their suggestions and send proposals for the formulation of a National Activity Plan from 2015-2017 for HIV prevention in Sri Lanka.

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