This study was designed to study the
effects of sex education in secondary schools in Ovia North East Local
Government Area. The project attempts to examine the prevalent factors of
unwanted pregnancy among students; questionnaire were used for data collection.
Research showed that secondary schools students are not ignorant of sex
education. They get information about sex from their peer etc. The issue of
unwanted pregnancy is as a result of this information culture and religions
have great impact on sex education. Sex education should be included in the
school curriculum; teachers and counselors should create a better relationship
as they deliver information. Parents, religion leaders, community leaders
should also lend a helping hand in sex education.
Background to the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study (Delimitations)
Limitations of the study
Definition of terms
Review of related literature
Concept of sex education
Source of sex information
Parental and societal role towards ensuring a healthy adolescent
sexual development. Importance of sex education
Effects of sex education
Population of the study
Sample and sampling techniques
Reliability of instrument
Method of data collection
Method of data analysis
Presentation of data/discussion
Summary, conclusion and recommendation
1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
In the past
in Christian society, it was assumed that the young unmarried people (under
graduates and youths) should not be troubled by sex problems in that they would
not all thoughts of sex out of their minds. But the youths of today are very
anxious about themselves and all that affects their life. Sometimes they ask
certain questions about themselves which required parents’ response. They
equally ask questions based on films they watch, television programmes and the
magazine they read. Blanet (2001) states that it has now been realized that it
is much better for senior secondary students to acknowledge the faith
that they have sexual desire and recognize that it is entirely natural.
Any problem that arises as a result can be dealt with more effectively than
when children are deprived of the sex education and what it presents.
education affects and helps children to develop into effective family members.
Sex education provides factual knowledge essentials to the features of anatomy
and physiology of human and animal reproduction which every educated person
wishes to know. An American school of health association committee (2000) once
added that sex education, social economic and physiological phases of human
relations who they are affected by male and female relationship. It also
emphasized attitude development and related to association between the sexes.
Siens (2004) also explains that sex education which teaches the young persons
what he/she should know for his/her personal conduct and relationship with
others. The study area is situated in the senior secondary schools in Ovia
North East Local Government Area of Edo State. Ovia North East Local Government
Area is made of different tribes such as Binis, Ijaws etc. educationally, the
studied area is not lacking behind. Today it has about 28 secondary schools
which include Ezomo College Ora, Ebomisi Secondary School, Utekon Secondary
School, Iguedaken Secondary School etc. and each of these schools is subdivided
into school one and two.
1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
teaching of sex education in our senior secondary schools is very important for
both male and female students. But the topic has not be viewed from the right
perspective as it ought to be in schools, cases of sex experiment, free married
sex, early marriage, unwanted pregnancy, distortion, abortion and termination
of unwanted pregnancies; these are becoming very rampant among our students in
the senior secondary schools of study in particular and Edo State in general.
This study is therefore trying to find out the effect of sex education in
senior secondary schools.
1.2 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
light of the above stated problems, the study therefore seeks to identify the
effect of sex education in senior secondary schools and enumerate the rationale
1.3 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
It is of
great importance to note that at the end of this research work, various senior
secondary schools, communities, towns, states and our country in general will
find the result of this research work will play an essential role in the
standard of education and in the task of economic growth and development in the
life of senior secondary students. The result from this research work will also
provide an ample opportunity for preventing their children from being engaged
in unguided sexual relationship. The significance of this study is to reveal
the often to which sex education has deeps into the fabric of our senior
secondary schools students most especially in Edo State; to discover the forms,
causes, effects and consequences of sexual relationship. Also students been
enlighten will then preserve the norms and values of the society and the
ethnics of sex education.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
research work is meant to tell the validity of assumptions, the following
questions are thereby stated for the purpose of this study
1. Do you have knowledge of sex education?
the cultural and religions background affect the sex education in schools
effect sex educations have on our schools?
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY (DELIMITATION)
research work is carried out to find the effects of sex education on senior
secondary schools students. This work is only confined to the senior secondary
schools in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State meanwhile, the
study of sex education is a highly diversified one hence the particular study
is narrowed down to determine the reasons and mode of sex education and its
effects on the senior secondary schools in Ovia North East Local Government
Area of Edo State.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
following terms are defined as used in this study so as to enhance easy
impact that some thing creates.
between male and female
the systematic training and instruction especially of young ones in schools.
false impression about view of life
cover a very wide range
Freemarried: engaging in activities
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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