THE ATTITUDE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS TOWARDS THE TEACHING OF SEX EDUCATION IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN UHUMWONDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA,

EDO STATE

ABSTRACT

This study sought to find out the attitude of secondary school teachers towards the teaching of sex education in some selected secondary schools in Uhumwonde Local Government Area of Edo State. Chapter one deals with the introduction where the attitude of teachers towards the teaching of sex education has been exhaustively discussed and examined. The sample for the study consisted of five (5) strategies and questionnaires were used as instrument to the collection of data for the study.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

Background of the study

Statement of problem

Purpose of the study

Significance of the study

Hypothesis

Research problems

Scope/delimitation

Definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO

Literature review

CHAPTER THREE    

Design and methodology

Population and sample

Instrumental and data collection

Analysis of data

CHAPTER FOUR       

Presentation and analysis of data

Introduction

Percentage analysis

Research problem analysis

CHAPTER FIVE

Summary, conclusion and recommendation

Summary and conclusion

Recommendation

REFERENCES            

QUESTIONNAIRE     

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

The many interlinked the attitude of secondary school teachers towards the teaching of sex education in some selected secondary school in Uhumwonde Local Government Areas of Edo State, in the last quarter of the twentieth century, that of the rapid rate of population growth is a major one. Therefore, the reduction in the death of infants and children due to better sanitation and the control of disease, increasing numbers service to reach their reproductive years and being human they produce. The scale of populations growth is immense in 2002 the population of the Uhumwonde Local Government Areas was about 100, 000.

In 1986 100 years later, it had risen to 150, 000. The population of the Uhumwonde Local Government Areas of Edo State have continued to increase from the ancient time due to teaching sex education in secondary school, many student believe to practices and strong belief in their ancestors. Secondly, the student belief few of their children tend to survive due to poor sanitation and lack of disease control i.e. they have a belief that three out of ten of their children will survive into a full grown adult. Thirdly, they take children as valuable in societies in which social welfare measure are few and provision for old age almost impossible because of poverty. The children are usually esteemed as they demonstrate the masculinity of the man and are useful extra hand in rural communities. Women therefore do not use any form of contraceptives.  But in recent times survey show that women want fewer children than they desire top limit the desire to limit the size of the family is present. Moreover, whatever happens in any society begins from the family is supposed to be unique set seen as an entity of its own and a special unified group. However, the opposite of this can exist where and when some circumstances go against these unique factors, making the entire setup a minimarket rather than an entity of its own.

1.     The health and welfare of each child, as well as that of the mother will not benefit.

2.     The women are being condemn to life due to constant child bearing and child rearing.

3.     Poor education facilities

4.     Unemployment among the people

5.     High level of illiteracy etc.

All these are some of the problem that could affect birth and nations at large if life is unattended to, as the case may be there are hands to be things like hunger, child abuse, sickness, illiteracy, juvenile delinquencies, criminal act, pregnancies, abortion and so on. Now a critical look of these of these problems would expose it as they all have their root in the individual family system, family planning does not only contribute to the health of people but also to the welfare of mother and their children. It state that it could be convenient for parent to consider the spacing out of children so that they can have the number they can properly carter for I a way to become useful to themselves, parents and the society at large based on this, family planning can better be explained as a situation where children are given birth to by choice not by chance.

The controversy surrounding sex education in Uhumwonde LGA has sincerely be a considerable increase in the number of acceptors in the state. Though it has been by expert as not being the panacea to the increasing population of the country Nigeria because it is not in any way lead to decline in population growth in totality., with the establishment of sex education in the locality of volunteers as a private organization it became necessary for government to recognize the council with it spreading all through the state and federation.   

STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS

          In Nigeria as a country and Uhumwonde LGA, state in particular, people are still living in ignorance over the fact that family planning ensure greater health development not only the individual family but also the society at large. Although many people claim that children are gift from God and must not be rejected due to family planning by the use of contraceptives pills which they claims cause bareness to couples. It is therefore on this basis that the researcher has device possible way to enlighten the people on their families with the help of contraceptive. And to know the significant of proper family planning and how it would help the society to live healthy.   

OBJECTIVES OF SEX EDUCATION

1.     To protect not only the mother but children

2.     To encourage the construction of ideas for healthy families.

3.     To provide the needed help to parents in understanding the value of having children onlys those children who they can provide for.

4.     To help student understand proper about the dangers of premature sex.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.     Does religious belief hinder the effectiveness of sex education?

2.     Has sex education and society awareness on family planning?

3.     How does lack of education and illiteracy affect the acceptance of sex education?

4.     Does lack of sex education increase people or population in Nigeria?

5.     Does culture and superstition affect constitution to effectiveness of sex education?

6.     Is ignorance a factor for producing large number of children that couple cannot carter for?

7.     Does attitude to teacher towards teaching sex education hinder the studentís performance?

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

The essence of these work is to create awareness to the general public on the importance of sex education and also a way of helping them understanding the required observation in keeping the rules and regulations of sex education.

Above all, the research work will also to a great extent act as a springboard to anyone who may wish to make further development on the area referring to the subject matter.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Population: This is the total; number of organism living together in one geographical area or it is also the total number of people living together in a particular habitant.

Information: This is a process of enlightened individual on sex education.

Sex education: this is an act of lecturing an individual about sex and its effects.

Wedlock: This simply defined as maturity or marriage.

Aspiration: This also mean defined as ambition or goal.

Devastating: This simply defined as overwhelming or shocking.

Restricted:  This defined as limited or constrained.

Generalization: Sweeping statement of the study.

Family Planning: This can be defined as a process whereby parent or couples have their children by choice and not by chance.

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