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Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), has launched Adolescence Education Programmme which is meant for secondary and higher secondary classes with the objective to empower the adolescent population to make informed choices and develop life skills for addressing psychological, social and health concerns.
According to information received by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), State government of Gujarat has decided not to implement Adolescence Education Programme, and the State Government of Kerala has decided to review the content of the programme. The State Government of Maharashtra is in the process of reviewing the content of the programme. The State Government of Rajasthan has informed that it has decided not to implement the programme in its present form.
Reasons for refusal are not uniform, but the main cause for opposition has been some of the material for use under the Programmme.
(c): Before introduction of Adolescence Education Programme, A National seminar involving various stakeholders including experts, educationists, State Govt. representatives, teachers, parents and the adolescent was held to elicit opinion. These were followed by regional seminars.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri M.A.A. Fatmi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.