This study was carried out to investigate the impact of integrated teaching of sex education amongst secondary schools students in Kaduna State. The study raised four objectives as well as four research questions and four null-hypotheses. A survey method was employed by the study with a population of 20,385 students and a sample of 2,035 drawn from the population using multi-stage random sampling technique. The main method of data collection was through the use of a self designed questionnaire which was structured with 25 items. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to test the four null-hypotheses formulated. The major findings from the study among others showed that the integrated teaching of sex education was very popular amongst secondary school students in Kaduna and the rate of unwanted pregnancies, change in the immoral behaviour and school dropout level had drastically reduced in Kaduna. Based on the major findings the study therefore recommended that parents should be actively involved in discussing sex related matters with their children and the teaching of sex education should be made compulsory to all students at secondary school level.
1.1 Background to the Study
Teaching sex education has been in existence from the creation of man when man
continues to expand with children. The whole subject has been distorted by teachers, media, parents, Pastors, Imams and even friends have shirked their resistibility by not presenting the many side of the subject, the good, the lies told to exploit others. Increasing number of people across the ideological spectrum believe that our society is in deep moral trouble. The disheartening signs are everywhere. The breakdown of the family, the deterioration of civility in everyday‟s life, rampant greed, omnipresent sexual activities at very early ages; the enormous betrayal of children through sexual abuse (Taku, 2009).
Sex education is the education that is given to individuals on sexuality behaviour. It is the process of acquiring information, attitude and belief about sex. It is education for awareness especially our adolescents about sex related issues. Sex education does not encourage early initiation of intercourse but instead can delay first intercourse and lead to more consistent and understanding what the concept is all about. It is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sex identity relationship and intimacy. It involves developing young people‟s skills so that they make informed choices about their behaviour. It is widely accepted that young people have right to sex education, partly because it is a means by which they are helped to protect themselves against abuse, exploitation, unintended pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) and understand their body mechanism in general, (World Youth, 2000, in Nwahizu, 2006).
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