Zambia’s education ministry has disowned pages of school books showing explicit sexual content that have been circulating on social media.
The ministry says the pages are “photo-shopped and a misrepresentation” of Zambian curriculum, according to a statement.
It said one of the fake pages – which explains sex in lurid terms – originated from Tanzania and started circulating in the country in 2021.
“The books circulating on social media are not developed by ministry of education. The cover is correct but that page circulating is not from any of the Zambian books,” said Douglas Syakalima, the education minister.