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SEXUALITY EDUCATION PRACTICES AMONG PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN ENUGU EDUCATION ZONE, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

Ursula, C. E. N. and Nwobodo-Ani, N.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


The purpose of this study was to find out the sexuality education practices of parents of young students in Enugu Education Zone. Four research questions guided the study. Data were collected from two hundred and twenty six parents from six secondary schools out of the twenty nine secondary schools in the three local government areas that make up Enugu Education Zone. The data were analysed using frequency and percentages. The study found out among others that most parents are passive, with regard to the sexuality education of their children. Most of them also believe that sexuality education should be taught only to adolescents. One of the major educational implications of this result was that between pre-school age and school age (before adolescence) children would have created their own mythological ideas about human sexuality. And this is a sure recipe for numerous sexual health problems.

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