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JFJ labels gov't review of controversial sex-ed programme flawed

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 6:30 PM

Jamaicans for Justice, the lobby group which was last year publicly scathed for its sex education programme in state-run childcare facilities, is calling for a withdrawal of a report by the Government-established committee set up to review the implementation of the programme.

The committee, led by former Education Minister Maxine Henry-Wilson, was set up by the Ministry of Youth and Culture following a Gleaner report about the content of the programme last year. The programme was carried out in six state-run children's homes between November 2013 and May 2014.

In documents circulated at its annual general meeting at the Immaculate Conception High School in St Andrew yesterday, the JFJ called the review “fundamentally flawed”, as it claimed the organisation was never given the chance to make an input.

According to JFJ, the process constituted a breach of natural justice "resulting in various inaccuracies, misrepresentations, confused statements and unfounded speculation".