Education ministry officials oppose proposed policy by health ministry on contraceptive use to children aged 10 and above.

Education ministry officials have strongly opposed the proposed policy by the health ministry to roll out contraceptive use to children aged 10 and above.

According to Daily Monitor, the ministry of health intends to target universities, schools, religious centers and youth clubs among others.

Health officials argue that there is need to focus efforts on delaying sex debut and increasing contraceptive use among sexually active adolescents.

However, education Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza, they should have first been consulted as key stakeholders

He says students are already being taught about ways of controlling pregnancies and HIV/AIDs, saying this is duplication of government programs.