By Yunus S Saliu
Complete Well being Training (CHE) below the Mission – Strengthening Entry to High quality Complete Well being Training in The Gambia has been described as an fascinating course that the Ministry of Fundamental and Secondary Training (MoBSE) ought to embody within the faculty curriculum.
Within the strategy of disseminating CHE analysis outcomes, which continues with Gambia Excessive College, Aji Sukai Ndateh Memorial, Charles Fowlis, Ndow Excessive Faculties and Garba Jahumpa Higher Elementary College on Monday and Tuesday respectively, the academics and their college students begged for the MoBSE indulgence to make CHE one of many faculty topics.
Ebrahim Kabakhan, head of the Gambia secondary faculty evaluate committee, additionally a historical past and authorities instructor, stated CHE was like household life schooling that teaches younger folks easy methods to strengthen their well being system by way of the reproductive well being system.
Mr. Kabakhan underscored its significance, saying it knowledgeable college students, communities and even academics’ information about their well being programs.
“This program (CHE) shouldn’t be restricted to highschool solely, however needs to be prolonged to tertiary coaching colleges, faculty and be included within the faculty curriculum,” Kabakhan steered.
He added that it will assist to create plenty of consciousness, strengthen and empower them (college students) and keep away from issues corresponding to teenage being pregnant, stillbirth and different reproductive well being points affecting schoolchildren. of their entire.
“I hereby advocate, as head of the varsity examination board, that the MoBSE embody it of their curriculum as a topic and in addition make it an examinable topic at school because it educates the human improvement and the human improvement index, ”he made a suggestion.
He famous that the majority academics on the whole really feel shy about discussing sexual replica points with college students just because “they thought it was an insult to the tradition and oldsters too did not cherish the thought. to show their youngsters in regards to the reproductive well being system or the sexual challenges they face (college students), at residence. “
Both you’re a Muslim or you’re a Christian, he stated, it’s a part of the lifetime of human beings and “it’s Almighty God who created us and made us occur. So if there are issues happening that you’re going by in your physique, it’s essential to open up.
Let folks cease being shy and cease blaming it on tradition that can’t assist with well being, he stated.
Louis Mendy, principal of Garba Jahumpa Higher Main College, shared related views with different academics.
In his private evaluation, he stated the train of disseminating analysis outcomes was value it and described it as a profitable train, saying that the success is clear “because of the response of the scholars, to their contributions. and the methods and method through which they requested questions, in addition to their consideration. “
The Director congratulated Ms. Phebian Ina Grant-Sagnia, Principal Investigator of the Strengthening Entry to High quality Complete Well being Training Mission for In-College and Out-of-College Adolescents in Area I, The Gambia, who can also be Principal Well being Researcher in Ministry of Well being for an excellent comprehensible presentation.
He famous that the principal investigator’s presentation together with her group made the train “very interactive past expectations between college students, academics and the entire group”.
He stated he was a mum or dad like different mother and father “however what I realized from the group is a lesson for me that youngsters shouldn’t be left alone and that there is no such thing as a topic. that oldsters ought to have an excessive amount of hassle arguing with. their youngsters. “
Including as a result of it’s important that we train them (our kids), it’s their lives that contain, as mother and father are apprehensive, we can not run away from our kids as they should know extra about themselves.
“I might advise the group to not finish their assembly on the only real dissemination of analysis outcomes however to make it an ongoing course,” he urged.