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The Educational and Social Implications of Sexuality and Sex Education in Nigerian Schools

African Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 11-19, 2011

9 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2011  

Victory Uchechukwu Dienye

University of Port Harcourt - Department of Educational Foundations

Date Written: July 24, 2011

Abstract

With globalization, Nigeria is abreast of the trend of events all over the world. This means the exposure of our youths to the influence of foreign culture. However today, our youths with the influence of foreign permissive culture have found themselves experiencing sex at a younger age than their parents did. Bearing in mind the different constraints faced by our society with which sexuality is treated, one finds that youths fall prey to the consequences of poor sexuality and sex education due to societal reactions to issues that bother on sexuality. This paper discusses the importance of sexuality education in the Nigerian school system as a source of preventing the social problems of teenage pregnancy, which reduces the number of female students in school, a sure indication of undermining valuable human resource and therefore development. Social problems of death through abortion, destitution and spread of sexually transmitted diseases were shown to thrive in the absence of Sexuality Education. The paper suggests suitable methods of teaching sexuality related subjects at various levels.

Keywords: Culture, Intelligence, Social Initiatives, Cultural Empathy

Suggested Citation

Dienye, Victory Uchechukwu, The Educational and Social Implications of Sexuality and Sex Education in Nigerian Schools (July 24, 2011). African Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 11-19, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1894185

Victory Uchechukwu Dienye (Contact Author)

University of Port Harcourt - Department of Educational Foundations ( email )

P.M.B 5323, Choba
Port Harcourt
Nigeria

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