A SURVEY OF THE PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS ON THE STUDY OF SEX EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES IN DEKINA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE (Published)
This study investigated into Junior Secondary School Social Studies Students perception on the study of sex education in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. Two research questions were raised to guide the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study consisted of all social studies students in 35 public and 6 registered private Junior Secondary Schools in Dekina LGA. Random sampling was used in selecting 497 students from the 1351 JSS iii Social Studies students from 16 sampled schools using purposive and proportional stratified sampling. The instrument for the study was a questionnaire which was designed by the researcher and validated by experts with a reliability coefficient of 0.98 before its administration. Based on the data obtained and analyzed using sampled mean, standard deviation and percentage, the study indicated that the students have positive perception and attitude towards sex education, and that the best person that they can discuss sex related issues with is their teacher. It was recommended among others that: (i) sex education teachers should teach comprehensive sex education without any element of prejudice to any aspect of the content, (ii) teachers should strive to create a friendly atmosphere with the students so that they can be properly guided on sex related issues.