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AN EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF TEACHING SEX EDUCATION IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

ABSTRACT

This project is aimed at finding out the roles of teaching sex education in junior secondary school in Oredo Local Government Area, Benin City. The concept of sex education, the role, who to handle the course and the enviable qualities that are to teach it in school to be effective on students if this course is not introduce in the curriculum, where highlights in chapter used for data collection was questionnaire, which was administered to teachers and student of Oredo Local Government Area and parents. Five research questions were formulated to focus the research attention on certain issues. Based on the analysis of the data collection, the survey revealed that that the awareness of sex education would not cause juvenile delinquency and dropout from schools. That, it should be taught of boys and girls separately and it should be taught at home and schools. It further revealed that sex education will help to reduce that rate of fatherless babies and which the society will greatly benefit from. It was discovered that sex education will not cause poor academic performance among students instead, it make students become responsible. The research finally discovered that sex education is highly needed in secondary schools. After a thorough research finding on the topic, the research conclude that parents, teachers and the government should work hand in hand to help the school students out of this situation.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of content

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

Background of study

Statement of problem

Purpose of study

Research questions

Significance of study

Scope of study

Limitation of study

Definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO

Review of related literature

CHAPTER THREE

Research design and methodology

Study population

Sampling techniques

Sample population

Research instrument

Validity of instrument

Reliability of instrument

Data procedure

Data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

Data analysis and presentation

CHAPTER FIVE

Conclusion and recommendation

REFERENCES

QUESTIONNAIRE

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

According to Fakunle (1986) fundamental of sex education, journal of education psychology vol. 1 page 45-52 see the role of teaching sex education as a phenomenon is so complicated that people have different view about it. These differences bring tolerance in sexuality among some, while it creates problems in some in some other ethnic groups where they bring boys and girls into the same school created problems of physical contact and emotional involvement, which eventually result in arousing sexuality. This anxiety created in them; make them jump into the game of uncontrolled emotion.

One American school of health association committee (1967) see the role of teaching sex education as consist of institution to develop understanding of the physical, mental, emotional, social, economic, and psychological phases of human relations, how they are affected by male and female relationship. It also emphasizes attitudes development and guidance related association between the sexes. It implied that that man’s sexuality is integrated into the total life development as health entry and ones creative energy, Styler (1945) also see sex education which teaches the young people of what he/she should know for his/her personal conduct and relationship with others, he said that sex education should no longer be taught of how to be in the usual and the narrower sense as simply the anatomy and psychology genitalia. In this chapter, the researcher intends to have an overview of terminologies associated with sex before dealing with the study. Sex education is the instruction about sex and humans sexuality which children are supposed to receive sex at all. Correct relevant information should be given to teenagers about the changes and development they observed in their bodies during the period of maturity. The girls develop breast and pelvic bones broadens. This start at the age of twelve years (12) while the boys sexual organs mature, their chest widens and their larynx enlarges. This period in teenagers is very crucial in life of an individual and many frustrations may occur during this stage such as school dropout, sexual immorality, and juvenile delinquency to mention but a few.

Those days, sex education matters were hidden from children, they are expected to be given information about sex education so as to break through the desire in them so that they will not go astray. Sex desire can lead to sexual immorality, which can result to unwanted pregnancy, feelings and emotional desires. This can also cause abortion, sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS and so on. Therefore sex education should be given to children at any developmental stage because the foundation in the early life of the children will determine the stability and quality of their marital life. Sex education should be given to the teenagers through their parents, teachers, counsellors, and educator for teenagers of both sexes. With this introduction alone, a lot of changes will occur in life of the students, parents and the community at large.

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

This study intends to emphasize the role of teaching sex education into secondary schools and also to investigate if this sex education has positive or negative effect on students. Case of sex experiment, free married distortion about sex from parents, elders, brothers and sisters are becoming so rampant among our female students in the post primary schools. A case study of Oredo Local Government Area. This study is trying to find out all about the following.

Who should teach sex education?

What are the role and effects to be derived from teaching sex education to teenagers?

What are the methods of approach to the topic?

What behavioural modification will the youth show after the instruction given to them?

Do students, teachers and parents realize the role of teaching the topic to younger ones?

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

The research questions that are required for the purpose of the study include the following.

1) Does sex education lead to unwanted pregnancies.

2) Does sex education enable students’ knowledge of the implication of pre-marital sex?

3) Does the authority of Oredo Local Government Area encourage sex education?

4) Does sex education encourage abortion among female students?

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