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Sex Education, A Way Forward towards Biology Curriculum Delivery in Secondary Schools in Anambra State

FE Nwakonobi, WC Onwuachu


This study examined the need for the inclusion of sex education in the
secondary school biology curriculum in Anambra State since the noninclusion
was viewed as an inadequacy in the biology curriculum. The study
was a survey design. Three research questions and one null hypothesis were
formulated to guide the study. Mean was used in answering the research
questions while t-test statistical analysis was used in testing the null
hypothesis at 0.05 statistical level of significance. The population of the
study was 525 biology teachers distributed in the 259 government owned
secondary schools in the six education zones of the state. 210 were selected
to form the sample by simple random sampling who also served as parents
out of which 63 were males while 147 were females. A 4-point summated
rating scale questionnaire served as the instrument for data collection, which
was both content and face validated, and its reliability determined using
Pearson Moment Correlation coefficient which gave a value of 0.78. The
findings among others showed that 92.38 percent of parents want sex
education included in the biology curriculum. Some recommendations were
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