Offending Textbook Back In Schools

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A controversial textbook that singles out Bakalaka, Baherero and Basarwa's sexual practices as encouraging the spread of HIV and AIDS is back in local schools with the offending chapter intact, years after publishers were ordered to recall it and remove the offending chapter.

The Social Studies Book, for Standard Seven by Collegiate Publishers, was bashed by offended tribes for fuelling ethnic stereotypes after it was found to have a chapter detailing sexual practices by certain tribes.

For the Baherero, the textbook said they have a practice called Otusira whereby when a clan member dies he/she must be replaced with a new baby.

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