Connect with us

News

Scotland To Let Pupils Aged Four Change Gender Without Their Parents’ Consent

Published

on

The Scottish government has announced that children as young as four will be able to change their gender at school without their parents’ consent under guidance introduced in the country.

It was disclosed that any pupil who decides they want to switch gender must be supported and listened to in school following the Scottish Government’s advice.

The guidance applies in primary schools, where the youngest children are only four or five, because ‘recognition and development of gender identity can occur at a young age’.

It also tells teachers not to question a child who says they want to transition to live as a boy or a girl – and instead ask for their new name and pronouns.

Primary and secondary schools have also been told to put books featuring transgender people on the curriculum, allow pupils to choose which changing room or toilets to use, and consider introducing a gender neutral uniform.

The guidance was branded ‘shocking’ and led to concerns that children are being allowed to make life-changing decisions at too young an age.

The advice says: ‘Some young people are exploring their gender identity in primary school settings. Primary schools need to be able to meet the needs of these young people to ensure they have a safe, inclusive and respectful environment in which to learn.’

A section on ‘changing name and recorded sex’ says children simply need to tell others informally that they want to use a different name, and that they don’t need to record this formally on their official school record. Advice to school staff on what to do if a child wants to discuss their gender includes asking ‘what name and pronoun you should use to address them’.

It also says that they should ask if their family are aware they are considering their gender identity – but does not suggest the teacher should contact them.

The guidance document also states that no Scottish law compels people to use the toilets that correspond to the gender they were assigned at birth.

Marion Calder, director of the For Women Scotland campaign group, said: ‘To be transgender you have to have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. What are they thinking? Parents will be very concerned to be reading this document.’

Scottish education secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: ‘This guidance outlines how schools can support transgender young people while ensuring that the rights of all pupils are fully respected.

‘It provides schools with practical suggestions. The guidance is not prescriptive and does not promote transitioning.’

News

Accra Is Second Most Expensive City In The World : Survey

Published

on

Ghana’s capital city, Accra, is the second most expensive city in the world in terms of the property price to income ratio, according to Numbeo.

Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, and other statistics, explained that the Price to Income Ratio is the basic measure for apartment purchase affordability.
It is generally calculated as the ratio of median apartment prices to median familial disposable income, expressed as years of income,” the site stated.

This comes amidst agitations about the city’s high cost of property prices, contributing to the #FixTheCountry Movement.

Accra is ahead of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Shenzhen (China), Moscow (Russia), Paris (France) as well as many other world-class cities.

Continue Reading

News

Ghana Will Dominate African Football Very Soon : Kurt Okraku

Published

on

GFA President, Kurt Okraku has promised that Ghana will dominate African football.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting with the visiting CAF President, Patrice Motesphe, and other dignitaries, the GFA President was bullish in his expectations for the country’s football teams.

“Very soon Ghana will be dominant on the African continent”

He explained that this was based on the performance of the U-20 side, the Black Starlets, who won the U20 African Cup of Nations earlier this year.

He then reminded the attendees that the success of the senior team, the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup was based on investment in grassroots and juvenile football.

He concluded with the proclamation,

“Ghana must always be at the apex of the sport”

Continue Reading

News

UCL: Chelsea Thrash Malmo But Lukaku And Werner Pick Up Injuries

Published

on

Chelsea thrashed Malmo in the Champions League but lost strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to first-half injuries.

Andreas Christensen volleyed the Blues ahead from Thiago Silva’s cross for his first goal for the club.

Lukaku was fouled – and injured – for a penalty which Jorginho scored, and Werner then pulled up while running.

Kai Havertz dinked home Chelsea’s third and Jorginho added another spot-kick for the European champions, who are second in Group H behind Juventus.

Continue Reading

Latest Stories

The Daily

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Us

Trending