Awareness and knowledge of family life education services among Nigerian youth: implications for social work

  • Charity Ngozi Uzuegbu
  • Udeze Onyinye Nnenna
Keywords: Awareness; family life education; knowledge; Nigeria; Social Work; sustainable development and youth


Good and stable society is the major goal of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). For effective and sustainable development, the Social Welfare department of Nigeria helps to provide family life education for the youth. This study explored the level of awareness and knowledge of the family life education services by the youth in Enugu-North Senatorial Zone of Enugu state, Nigeria. In the study, the relevance of the Social Welfare department in achieving sustainable development in the country was created. The study was carried out with 400 respondents selected from the youth using multi-staged random sampling technique. Data was collected using questionnaire while it was analyzed using frequencies, percentages and chi-square (χ2). The result showed that the level of awareness and knowledge of family life education among the youth was low. Recommendations are made on the need for awareness creation on family life education and the relevance of Social Welfare services in the society. These services are to be headed by Social Workers to help achieve SDGs in Nigeria.


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