The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday have directed the Haryana government to impart sex education to children in schools from next academic session and it has also asked the state government to hire much-needed training teachers in the beginning of next year.
The HC directed the government to complete its curriculum modules on the sex education in the next one month and impart the said education from the session of 2018-19.
A special division bench comprising justices Surya Kant and PB Bajanthari directed the government to place on record an undertaking “by an officer not below the rank of Secretary in the Department of Education” on the directions passed by the High Court before or on February 2, 2018.
“However, we expect the state of Punjab and UT Chandigarh to introduce the said curriculum from the academic session 2018-2019. Haryana, Punjab and UT Chandigarh are directed to impart special training to the teachers in a phased manner preferably from January 2018, onwards for imparting sex education as per the approved curriculum. For this purpose, let services of expert trainers be availed,” the division bench said in the order.