NEED FOR SEX EDUCATION AMONG TEACHERS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

NEED FOR SEX EDUCATION AMONG TEACHERS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to determine the need for sex education in senior secondary schools in Nkanu west local government area. The study intends to cover 10 senior secondary schools in that area. The population/sample of the study consisted of 200 teaching staff randomly drawn from 10 senior secondary schools in that area. Four (4) research questions were used for analysis. Data were collected through the use of questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using frequency distribution tables and percentages. From the analysis, the following findings were however made; Greater number of the teachers agreed that sex education is necessary in senior secondary schools, That sex education should be a subject of it’s own, that sex education should be integrated into subjects like biology, home economics, physical and health education, moral instructions e.t.c. that the main sources of sex abuse in senior secondary schools are the male teachers/students as well as lack   of sex education from teachers and parents. The researchers also made the following recommendations: 1. Sex education should be formally introduced and included in secondary school curriculum as one of the core subject to save youth from misinformation on sexuality. 2. All colleges of education should embody a compulsory course on sex education. 3. Lectures, symposia, seminars and workshop on sex education should be organized for teachers already in the field and for parents and the general public to enable the ignorant one acquire knowledge of the true nature and content of sex education. Government parent/teachers Association (PTA) as well as general public should start having positive regards about the teaching of sex education in senior secondary schools. Finally, suggestion for further studies on this research work was made.