SEX EDUCATION NEEDS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL GIRLS IN OWENA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE
The main purpose of the study is to look into those factors that influence biology in Ekiti State at the time recommend solution necessary for eradication of these problems.
The teachers and students were selected from five selected schools in the local government area. All the questionnaire distributed were ensured returned.
The data collected were analyzes using means and standard deviation.
Background of the problem
Sex education is rarely given any place in the school curriculum in Nigeria. Among the reason that can be given for this is that people believe that freelances discussion of sexual matters especially, to the young ones unit breed immorality. Consequently, the young ones are thus, kept completely ignorant of sexually matter not mind us, its consequential effects, in place of sexually education, many parent resorts in telling their children moon-light stories, tales and taboos to kept the children abreast of the traditional norms and supervisions. Others stories are told to instill societally approved behaviour unto the children, it should be explained however, that despite the fact that parents facts about sex so scared that they rarely discuss them, children still learn to perform their sexual roles by observing their parents perform father and mother roles. Also, through informal techniques, they learn for instance, sister and brother roles, son and daughter roles, this follows that sex education should be taught by experts or trained teachers and that children reach certain age especially pre-pube-seence age (10 years old) before learning sexual education.
In adolescence of sexual education many problem arrow among our adolescent today which include embarrassment as a result of growth spurt, development in heterosexual characteristics, abuse of sex lack of proper interaction, agreement in behaviour that go aberrant to the societal norms, lack of awareness and confidence in matter relating to sex in male and female etc. It is to address this problem that made research work of this type inevitable and more specifically to acquaint people of the sex education need of the secondary school curriculum.
Studies have shown that must teenagers do not have healthy attitude towards teenager pregnancy due to ignorance or misinformation. Perhaps because of our cultural inhibition, parents generally are embarrassed to discuss frankly with their children about the new sexual feeling aroused in adolescence as being normal part of development. Even when asked most parent shy away from giving truthful and factual explanations to the young adults probing, again, these young turn to the school, for help. However, the new national policy on education of 1981 is not specifically clear on the issue of sex education in schools. To this end, students can not readily obtain ensures to the their questions on sex related matters even at schools. The general attitude is that children are left to gradually acquire the knowledge of reproduction and family life through their own experience. In order to stem this ugly tide and save our youth from a life time of shame and regret, sex education has been advocate.
Furthermore, adult 90 percent of teachers interviewed are willing to teach sex education.
1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Among many secondary school teenagers, according to Akingba and Adadewon (1970) teenager pregnancy is a common occurrence. This is partly due to the fact that these teenagers are either uniformed or misinformed about sexual related mattes most schools do not have facilities for teaching sex education and only some private organization are inadequate and are not effectively utilized by schools. Hence there is need to teach sex education in the school to prevent unwanted child.
1.2 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
- Should sex education be included in the school curriculum?
- What are the parent’s responsibilities in giving sex education?
- Should sex education lesson be taken by female teachers alone.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of the study is to find out the need of secondary school girls perception in sex education.
- To find out which lecture method will be more positively
influence students attitude to sex education.
- To find out if sex education can solve the problem of
unwanted pregnancy among secondary school girls.
- To find out if sex education will be lead to a healthier attitude
if pregnancy among school giving adolescent.
- SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study is meat to reveal the importance of sex education in future of these young adolescent as mothers.
There is the need for parents to be well informed on sex education so that they can help to educate their children on sex related matters and to teach them to effectively central their sexual activities knowing the possible out comes and implication. What this implies is that a good foundation will have been laid for youth to cape effectively with emerging sexual feeling in their bodies.
This study will serve as a good source of information to secondary school student on sexual matters and it bound to make positive impact in reducing pregnancy among them. Also, this study will serve as handbook for school and counselor who are agents of transmitting information to the studies.
The significance of this study to the society is that proper information on sex education will reduce the incidence of school dropout that the study will aid and impact serve as a handout for parents teachers, health officials, social welfare workers and student providing the much needed literature on sex education. Apart from the aforementioned the study will also aid curriculum planners who might be required to draw up a national schools curriculum on sex education.