THE IMPORTANCE OF sex EDUCATION IN JUNIOR secondary schools
Sex and sex education are two important but underappreciated phenomena that have plagued society for many years. Because this phenomenon is so complex, different people have different perspectives on it. These differences foster tolerance for sexuality in some ethnic groups while causing problems in others where discussing sex is frowned upon.
In a society where boys and girls attend the same school, there is a problem with physical contact and emotional involvement, which can lead to arousing sexuality. This anxiety instilled in them compels them to participate in this game of uncontrollable emotion.
Before delving into the scope of the study, the researcher intends to provide an overview of sex terminologies in this chapter. Sex education is the teaching of children about sex and human sexuality, but many parents do not teach their children about sex at all.
Teenagers should be given accurate and relevant information about the changes and development they observe in their bodies during the maturation period. The girls' breasts and pelvic bone broaden around the age of twelve, while the boys' sexual organs mature, their chest widens, and their larynx enlarges. This stage in a person's life is critical, and many frustrations can occur during this time, such as school dropout, sexual immorality, and juvenile delinquency, to name a few.
The days of keeping sexual matters hidden from children are long gone. They are expected to be given information about sex in order to break through their desire and keep them from going astray.
Sex desire can lead to sexual immorality, resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. Most unmarried teenagers who have babies are swept up in sexual and emotional desire. This can result in abortion, sexually transmitted disease, and other problems.
Sexual intercourse between two unmarried people is considered wrong by religious groups and the general public. It can result in an unwanted child as well as a psychological problem for the person involved.
As a result, sex education should be provided to children at any developmental stage because the foundation laid in childhood will determine the stability and quality of their married life.
Teenagers should receive sexual education from their parents, teachers, counselors, and educators. It should also be introduced in secondary schools for teenagers of both sexes; just by doing so, many changes will occur in the lives of students, parents, and the community as a whole.
This study aims to highlight the importance of introducing sex education into secondary schools, as well as to investigate whether sex education has a positive or negative impact on students. This study also attempts to identify the issues confronting the teaching of sex education, such as:
Who should teach sexual education?
Where should sexual education be taught?
What age should sex education be introduced?
Under what circumstances, and why should it be included in the curriculum?
QUESTIONS FOR research
The following research questions are required for the purpose of this study:
1. Is sex education a course that should be taught in schools?
2. Is the course being managed by trained personnel?
3. What are the advantages of sex education for students and the general public?
4. How will the introduction of this course affect the students' moral behavior?
5. Will the implementation of this course cause students to become juveniles and drop out of school?
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
1. The purpose of this research is to determine the value of sex education as a school course.
2. That the course can be completed by any person.
3. To learn about the positive impact it has on students.
4. To understand the benefits to students and society as a whole.
5. Be aware that the introduction of this course will not result in students dropping out or engaging in juvenile delinquency.
THE STUDY'S IMPORTANCE
This study will add to knowledge, especially if it focuses on sex education. The highlighting of this study opens the eyes of educational administrators and curriculum planners to the importance of introducing sex education as a course to the curriculum in order to enlighten teenagers and society at large.
A study like this encompasses all areas, but the researcher cannot cover the entire scope; thus, the researcher selected three (3) secondary schools in the Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, as well as a sample of teachers and parents from the selected schools.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STIs): Infections contracted through sexual contact, such as HIV and AIDS.
Abortion: The process of ending a pregnancy.
Males and females
Teenagers: Developmental stage 11-18 years
Hip bones (pelvic)
Sex organs: Reproductive structures, such as the penis in males and the vaginal in females.
Do You Have New or Fresh Topic? Send Us Your Topic
THE IMPORTANCE OF SEX EDUCATION IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS