Fears sex education could be taught in Donegal creches under new proposals

first_imgConcerns have been raised that children as young as four could be taught sex education in Donegal under new proposals.It is claimed by worried parents that the new programme could include a learning curve of knowledge about pornography, the Tirconaill Tribune reports.Earlier in the summer, a draft review of sex education in schools saw 20 focus groups with teachers take place around the country. A further 1,333 teachers submitted their views online, along with 512 young people and 4,038 parents.Principals were also interviewed and the views of 70 contributors were also collected as part of the draft review, which is now open for submissions from the public until October 25th.Carried out by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the draft review forms the first major overhaul in 20 years of how sex education is taught in schools.A specific focus was placed on developments in contraception, LGBTQ+ relationships, consent, positive sexual expression, and social media and its effects on self-esteem. Meetings have already taken place nationally and in Letterkenny as a review is ongoing into the parental preferences for the new programme.Cllr. Michael McBride is Chairperson of the Kilmacrennan NS Board of Management and Manager of An Chraoibin in Termon.He has expressed his own personal fears that children at creches may be included under the new regulations and he has called for a full disclosure of plans by the Dept. of Education.Cllr. McBride said that any such survey being conducted online should be rejected and he claims there was no official oversight to prevent individuals from making multiple entries.The Letterkenny Councillor added as far as he is concerned there is a good reason to believe there is an agenda being put forward to allow children attending creches to be part of this new programme and this is totally unacceptable. A spokeswoman for Parents Right said: “We believe that these texts are wholly incompatible with the stated aim of ensuring the new curriculum is age-appropriate for all students, much less appropriate for children who have special educational needs.”Fears sex education could be taught in Donegal creches under new proposals  was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaleducationsex educationlast_img read more

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Global recognition for South African lab

first_img29 June 2015The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) has been nominated by the Swiss Institute for Quality Standards (SIQS) and the Socrates Committee for the prestigious international award in European Quality in the health care category.“The nomination serves as recognition and affirmation of the NHLS’ position as a leader in pathology and diagnostic services on the African continent,” said the NHLS.The awards will be presented at Montreux, Switzerland, during the International Excellence in Quality summit, which will run from 30 June to 2 July 2015.These awards aim to spread the Swiss Quality concept and implement advanced quality standards. For the NHLS, the nomination is in recognition of its safe and effective treatment methods, highly professional medical staff, and services quality in accordance with the European standards.“It is with great honour and pride for the NHLS to be nominated for this prestigious award, as it not only represents the organisation, but depicts the great strides and continuous improvements which the South African health care landscape has made over the years, and also attributes to the overwhelming dedication and commitment of the NHLS staff,” said Joyce Mogale, the interim chief executive of the NHLS.The International Excellence in Quality summit is an annual gathering of the top regional goods and services suppliers and professionals in quality improvement. Held over three days in Montreux, the International Forum is an opportunity for 100 leaders and experts worldwide to meet, learn, share local knowledge and recognise the best quality experience.The event aims to empower and encourage all participants to be actively involved in quality practice presentations and discussions.The Swiss Institute for Quality Standards was founded to promote Swiss quality concepts in order to improve products and services.This nomination is not the first international recognition for the NHLS. In 2013, it won the Business Initiative Directions International Star Award for quality.That award was presented to the service for its demonstrated and proven commitment to quality and for its continuous quest for excellence through attention to products and services.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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