This project work is aimed at finding the effects of early
pregnancy on the academic performance of female secondary school students in
Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State. For ease of understanding
and appropriate progression, the researcher divided the work into five
chapters, each chapter dealing with a particular aspect of the research. In
view of the delicacy of the topic to the educational growth in Esan North East
Local Government Area of Edo state, the use of questionnaire and oral interview
were employed to get the required information from the respondents and the data
were analyzed using simple statistical calculation and percentage and at the
end, useful recommendations were made to the female students.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Statement of problem
Purpose of study
Significance of the study
Scope and limitation of study
Definition of terms
Method of data analysis
Presentation of data analysis
Discussion of findings
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Each traditional African society knows its sexual marriage values, morals and
educates the young ones to maintain those values. Those who hold firmly to the
idea of traditional value in the society should bear in mind that there is no
such thin in Africa today. It is expected that the people of Ovia-North East
Local Government Area will find its disserved place in dealing with the issue
of early pregnancy on the academic performance of female students. What have
been said in recent years regarding this branch of study have been ill timed in
view of the worlds great need of sober and satisfactory truth. Nevertheless,
doctors and scientists are doing all at their reach to enhance the growth and
development in the different communities in Esan North East Local Government
Area of Edo State to meet the standard and aim of health in the society the
researcher therefore decided to investigate the problem of early pregnancy on
the academic performance of female students in Esan North East LGA of Edo
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The major problem in this study is to investigate whether or not there are
effects of early pregnancy on the academic performance of female students in
Esan North East LGA of Edo State.
PURPOSE OF STUDY
The purpose of the study is to investigate the case of early pregnancy on the
academic performance amongst secondary school female students in Esan North
East LGA of Edo State, and suggest possible solution to the problem of early
pregnancy on the academic performance amongst female students.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The researcher at the end of the enquiry will achieve the following:
Investigate the causes of early pregnancy on the academic performance amongst
secondary school female students.
To arrest the activities of secondary school female students without leading to
youthful exuberant like the spread of venereal diseases.
To counsel secondary school female students that are promiscuous to deviant
from early sex and engage in meaningful activities during leisure time.
To encourage victims of early pregnancy to find solace in better activities
towards purposeful goals.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This work is important to the reader in the sense that, it will portray how
best to cater for the need of our children if we want them to grow into
respectable human being and have respect and value for the society as useful
individuals to themselves and the society at large. It will also create in the
parents developed interest, curiosity to a certain degree to arrest the
activities of their children when they are becoming too fashionable with
expensive materials beyond what their parents can afford. It also intends to
make the reader aware that early sex is the quickest and easiest way of
contacting germs that causes the most deadly communicable diseases such as
gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV?AIDS. it is also meant to reveal the fact that in
either towns and communities or countries where early pregnancy is the order of
the day, parents and guardians will know how best to grant their children
freedom and face the consequences of such act either good or bad.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study is restricted to students in some selected secondary schools in Esan
North East LGA of Edo State.
Is there any difference between early pregnancy and the academic performance of
Does parent’s attitudes towards education of the female child encourage early
Does lack of parental upbringing encourage early pregnancy among female
Is there any difference between peer group formation and early pregnancy among
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Early: sooner than usual or
Pregnancy: A state of being
Offspring: A woman having in
her uterus offspring in a stage of development before birth.
Venereal diseases: This refers
to those diseases gotten from, sexual intercourse.
Promiscuous: Having many sexual
Sex: Physical activity between
two people in which they touch each others sexual organs.
Solace: A feeling of emotional
comfort when you are sad or disappointed.
Female: Being a woman or a girl
Effect: A change that something
causes in somebody.
Communicable disease: A disease
that somebody can pass on to other people or communicate to somebody else.
Victims: A person, who has been
attacked, injured or killed as a result of a disease.
Exuberant: Full of energy,
excitement and happiness.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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