This is a great constraint in the country because free, open and relaxed communication about sexual topics between adults and the youths have been left to only specific occasions such as traditional ceremonies that alert boys of their coming of age and girls of their readiness for marriage and procreation.
It was therefore recommended that sex education programmes should be held for young people in secondary schools to help their self-worth, sense of responsibility, understanding and acceptance of diversity and sexual health. Some think it should be part of the school curriculum.
The study was to compare the attitude of teachers towards sex education. It focused on the attitude of both male and female teachers towards sex education both at home and in the school system and the influence of their educational status on it. Educating students on sexuality will help them make informed decisions.
It is not strange to find cases of child molestation in Nigeria — a lot of children have been abused wrongly. If sex education is taught in schools in Nigeria, students will become free to discuss difficult or dangerous situations with their parents and even teachers.
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It is often difficult to see this distinction between what can be called knowledge on the one hand and what can be seen as values. Without destroying the fabric of the society or culture, it is imperative to teach young people about sex education in a way that not only reflects the values of the family and society, but also enhances the sustainability of a balanced culture.
I will like to use this medium to appeal to the Minister of Education and the Education Board to please take a look at the primary and secondary school curricula once more and make the necessary changes therein. Teaching sex education has been in existence from the creation of man when man continues to expand with children.
Aji, J. For instance, what exactly should be thought to elementary and nursery school children?
Some features of the site may not work correctly. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study, and it was a descriptive survey design. Some of the question youths ask about sex include:. It focused on the attitude of both male and female teachers towards sex education both at home and in the school system and the influence of their educational status on it.
Introducing sex education into the school curriculum still holds much disapproval by many people.