JAKARTA - Sex education has been in place in many schools across the country, but Education Minister Muhammad Nuh expressed on Thursday his objection to the extra curricular subject. Nuh said children did not need formal education about sex as they would learn it by nature.
"I am perhaps an obsolete person. I do not see the significance of sex education in school," Nuh was quoted by Antara after the Education Committee meeting presided over by Vice President Boediono at the vice presidential office in Jakarta.
The minister added sex education in school would not protect children from the adverse impacts of Internet technology on moral norms as evident in the recent circulation of sex videos featuring high-profile celebrities.
Nuh expressed his concern about the spread of the porn clips through the Internet, but rejected widespread requests that the government formalize sex education as part of the national curriculum. He instead asked teachers to step up checks on cellular phones and conduct regular search on studentsí bags to prevent them from possessing porn materials.