THE NEED FOR HIV EDUCATION IN NIGERIAN SECONDARY schools
THE NEED FOR HIV EDUCATION IN NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
CONTEXT OF THE STUDY
Students are so concerned with themselves and everything that impacts their existence. Sometimes they ask questions about themselves that require a response from their parents or guardians, such as “where do bodies come from?” and “why do bodies need fathers?” They also ask questions about films, audio, television programs, and magazines they've read.
The secondary school and society as a whole have realised that the majority of students in secondary schools are ignorant of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Therefore, in order to educate students on HIV-related issues, HIV education should be implemented in Nigerian secondary schools.
HIV (immunodeficiency virus) education in Hunan imparts empirical knowledge essential for virus prevention. It is a pathogen that eradicates infection from the body. HIV essentially refers to the virus that causes infection/disease that can result in acquired immune deficiency (AIDS).
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diminishes the body's capacity to fight off other infections. Between Ondo and Edo States, the oldest village in the south was discovered approximately nine hundred years ago at the democratic state boundary. The Egor Local Government is composed of various tribes, including the benin, Ibo, and Ijaws, among others. Today, study area is not lagging behind in terms of education; it has approximately 28 secondary institutions.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) education at our secondary school is vitally important for both male and female students. However, the topic has not been regarded from the proper angle. Students must understand that the human immunodeficiency virus causes AIDS. (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Aids is a condition that occurs when HIV infection compromises the body's capacity to fight off other infections.
In general, secondary school students in the study area Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. This research is being conducted to learn everything about the following:
– reasons why ubiquitous precautions are necessary to protect against HIV infection
– The progression of HIV infection to AIDS
– Most recent remedy for HIV and AIDS
– Treatments and methods for HIV infections
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
It has been observed that HIV education in institutions is inadequate. In the Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, HIV education is necessary at this level of education because (males and females) have reached virus and puberty and are unaware of the dangers of unprotected sex that can lead to pregnancy.
The research is ultimately intended to benefit educational planners, parents, teachers, and pupils in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, nigeria.
The following research topics serve as the study's guide:
i. Do you believe that HIV education should be taught in senior high schools?
Should HIV education be taught exclusively by female educators?
iii. Does your faith prohibit the teaching of HIV education?
Does your school administration support the teaching of HIV education?
Does HIV manifest itself on the face?
Should we refrain from sexual activity if one partner has an exposed sore or a sexually transmitted infection?
Is it advisable to have sexual relations with only your partner?
Can HIV be transmitted through the sharing of an unsterilized pointed object?
If you have sexual contact with a person who is HIV-positive, will you also become infected?
Should we desist from sexual activity until we are married to a known and tested partner?
xi. Is HIV curable?
xii. Is it a fatal illness?
Does a person afflicted with HIV experience weight loss?
xiv. Does prostitution or indecent sex cause HIV?
Should we handle sharp objects with caution in order to avoid infection?
Can HIV-positive pregnant or lactating mothers transmit the virus to their infants?
Will instruction about HIV be encouraged at your institution?
Should adolescents and pupils be disciplined and have self-control?
xix. Should we marry an infected individual?
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this study is to inform the public about the need for HIV education in senior high schools.
This study will encourage the residents of Egor Local Government Area, Edo State, to take a greater interest in how HIV education is contaminated and how to prevent HIV.
SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
The majority of students are adolescents; this stage of human development is known as a time of storm and tension. The period is also difficult, and those who fall within it require special guidance from their parents, teachers, and siblings in order to attain life fulfilment.
The purpose of the study is to prepare the student for a brighter future in terms of what to do and experience in the future. Students must be aware of themselves and other pertinent information pertinent to HIV education.
Further, the study provides concrete solutions to the problem of teaching HIV education in order to generate a better comprehension of how we intend to forward, to the authorities, parents, teachers, and the general public, certain suggestions designed to generate interest.