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ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND BENEFITS OF SEX EDUCATION AMONG ADOLESCENT OF GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL TUDUN WADA JOS NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF PLATEAU STATE VIEW PROJECT
Abstract: – This research work is aimed at “Assessment of Knowledge and Benefits of Sex Education among Adolescents of Government Secondary School Tudun Wada, Jos North Local Government Area, Plateau State”. It is a cross sectional descriptive survey design to assess the knowledge of sex education among adolescent students in secondary schools. Despite the student’s good knowledge on sex education, there is a need for teachers/parents to be equipped with the basic knowledge so as to know the exact information to be provided to the adolescents, as they progress in age. School based knowledge is also essential as some of the sex organs anatomy and physiology are taught. The study will broaden the knowledge on sex education as well as portraying a good attitude toward it and it will help the students to know the dangers involve in sexual promiscuity. A sample of 160 students in Government Secondary School Tudun Wada were used. The study employed a stratified simple random sampling. Self constructed questionnaire by the researcher using a likert scale were used for data collection. Data collected showed that majority of the respondents understand the concept of sex education with mean score of 3.7 and majority of the respondents understand the concept of sex education with mean score of 3.5 and found it interesting while few of the respondents are shy whenever they are being taught on sex education. It was concluded that Nurses should emphasize more on the need to sex educate the adolescent at the early stage of development so as to lay a good foundation through their life time.
Key Words: Knowledge, Benefit, Sex Education, and Adolescents