Kerala is no doubt, the most literate state in the country. But a major goof-up made in the class X textbook will surely make you think twice about the efficiency of its boastful literacy!
Kerala State Board has an important addition to the list of reasons of how AIDS spreads! “HIV AIDS spreads through pre-marital and extra-marital sexual intercourse,” reads the tenth class textbook.
This makes us wonder maybe the Human Immunodeficiency Virus asks for your marriage certificate before infecting your body. No?
The major goof-up is published on page 60 of the Class X Biology textbook published by State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT). A graphical representation explained the various ways via which AIDS spreads. One of the reasons printed says ‘because of extra or pre-marital sexual intercourse.
The mistake was pointed out by a teacher from Kerala. She took to social media to share the weird misinformation in the textbook. The viral post soon caught the attention of the masses as well as Kerala state board of education.
And I thought Kerala was the most literate state in India. https://t.co/1VecWNw4Jh
— Mochaccino (@nishit_t) March 5, 2019
Mercifully, they're planning to correct it.
"Kerala textbook says HIV spreads through premarital or extramarital sex https://t.co/1QZDWCVDLY"
— Meghana میگھنا मेघना ਮੇਘਨਾ 🙂 (@archimags) March 5, 2019
And then you read such absurd news about 'godsowncountry'..https://t.co/MbpMIKlgGR
— Amita Karadkhedkar (@askaradkhedkar) March 5, 2019
Did you know that HIV spreads “through premarital/extramarital sexual contact” ?? The virus contains a nano chip which detects whether the person is married or not. https://t.co/VDLq6UW4YO
— Spoilt Modern Woman (@SpoiltWoman) March 5, 2019
“This mistake has come to our notice and we have rectified it. We have removed this part from the next academic year beginning in June, the text will not have this portion,” an official from the State Board said, reports India Today.
This is what happens when you make Sanskars walk hand in hand with Science. It becomes ‘Moral Science’ literally!