PARENTS PERCEPTION OF SEX EDUCATION

PARENTS PERCEPTION OF SEX EDUCATION (A CASE STUDY OF EDUCATED AND NON-EDUCATED PARENTS IN NSUKKA URBAN AREA)

ABSTRACT

This research studied parent’s perception of sex education. A case study of Educated and non-Educated parents in Nsukka Urban. A survey method was used to gather primary data through questionnaire administered to parent in Nsukka urban. Five research questions were used. The research findings among others were that non-educated parents are not in support of sex education while educated parents support it. The findings also show that sex. Education is importance because it helps to reduce the rate of sexual harassment in school, in school, reduce the rate of sexual act, check the spread of venereal diseases, promote inter-personal relationship among the youth, enable the youth to know the dangers of premarital sex and encourage self consciousness among pupils. On the strategies for promotion of sex education in schools, seminar should be organized for the parents through P.T.A and new couples should be educated on sex education for effective sex educational background. The researchers recommended that courses in sex education should be introduced in sex education should be introduced in all the teachers adequately for the teaching of the course. The educators in the field of physical and health education, psychology, guidance and counseling should make effort towards writing textbooks on sex education which teacher and students can easily read. Finally, that seminars and workshops should be organized for teachers and parents who are partners in education of children so that they can appreciate the need for sex education in schools.