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Influences of parental guidance towards sex education among teenagers in Sama and Ilelema communities, Asari-toru Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria (Published)

Sex is an important part of human life to which many people desperately seek answers, with its knowledge and attitude being very significant that humans are to seek it from any available source. However, most parents, even the educated ones and those in civilized climes find it difficult to discuss it with their children and wards. To this end, the later seek it from different sources, some of which may be detrimental to them. The study ascertained the influence of parents towards the sexual behavior of their teenage children. A cross-sectional aimed at measuring the influences of parental guidance towards sex education among teenagers in Sama and Ilelema communities, Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers state. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20 and the results presented as frequencies and percentages. The results revealed that about half of the respondents, 136(45.4%) are 17-19 years old, with the least, 71(23.6%) been 10-13 years. More females, 162(54.0%) participated, with most, 272(90.7%) been single while 28(9.3%) are married. Most, 253(84.3%) have secondary education and most are also students, 269(89.7%). Almost all the respondents, 294(98.0%) knew that sex education can reduce the problem of sexually transmitted diseases. 273(91.0%) agreed that correct information about sex education will prevent premarital sex, while 278(92.7%) agreed its early knowledge will not corrupt the children. 206(68.7%) have heard of sex education, with most hearing about it more than 6 times, 84(40.8%), of which 54(22.2%) heard it from peer groups/friends. About half, 167(55.7%) have had boy/girlfriend, with most of the former having between 1-3 boy/girlfriends. One hundred and seventeen (39.0%) have not had sexual intercourse, while 193(64.3%) waiting until they are married before having sex. Similarly, 247(82.3%) did not have pressure to have sex, with friends being most cause of pressure in 43(81.1%). 212(70.7%) are into serious relationship, with 66(22.0%) expecting the relationship to get to marriage. 92(82.9%) employed a means of preventing pregnancy during intercourse, of which 46(30.0%) and 33(35.9%) used condoms and withdrawal methods respectively. The respondents are aware of sex education and the effects of indulging in early sex, but peer groups/ friends pressure militate against their will to abide by tenets of safe sex. Vigorous enlightenments should be carried out by religious bodies, parents and other organizations, on the importance of sex education and the risks of early and unprotected sexual relationships. Sex education should, thus be given early to avoid children seeking information from peers, which may not be accurate. Doing this will give them a clearer perception and better future.

Keywords: Community, Pressure, Sex Education, indulgence, teenage

Suicide Linked To Excessive Homework in China (Published)

What made young people between the ages of 15 to 34 take their lives; affecting constantly the ‘Y’ and millennial generations? Sadly, and more often than not, it is the young people jumping-off buildings to their deaths. The common reason why this was happening came with the unrealistic expectations of success. One in which, it is a burden of 17 to 18 hour days/five to six days a week full of classes and plenty of homework.  A stress level not often seen in Westernized countries, but across Asia, which is quite common in countries like: China, Japan and South Korea. Therefore, affecting the ‘flower of youth’, especially in the Ancient Middle Kingdom (China).  The pressure is so great, because of the current-high level of competition, over expectation and the overpopulation.  For every Chinese, they literally have to fight for every centimeter to achieve something.  What commonly broke my heart were the young who couldn’t take this burdensome workload and decided to end their lives.  Whether these youths were in primary school or those preparing for the ‘Hukou’ (the literal, ‘nail-biting’ tough college entrance exam).  Therefore, linking homework to suicides in youngsters as the common cause of death!  This investigation pretends to focus on a survey/questionnaire for high school students and teachers about suicide.  The reasons why Chinese have excessive workloads and how can these problems be reduced inside a country with the highest-suicide rate in the world.

Keywords: Ages 15 to 34, Jumping-off Buildings, Overpopulation, Pressure, Stress, Suicide, the ‘Hukou’ exam, ‘Y’/Millennial Generations

An Exploration of Practical Challenges of Implementing Feasibility Studies in SMES in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

This paper situates the implementation of feasibility studies within the context of SMEs using 61 randomly selected small and medium sized firms in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State. Regression result showed effective and efficient implementation of feasibility studies areconstrained by myriad of internal and external factors. These include inexperience,stakeholders’ pressure, unpredictability of policy and regulatory frameworks, unreliability of data/ information and paucity of funds. Overcoming these challenges requires among others, bridging the dichotomy between conceptualization and implementation offeasibility studies, consideration of broader stakeholders’ interests other than profit and organizational flexibility to enable the firms adapt and cope with environmental dynamics. 

Keywords: Conceptualization, Environmental Dynamics, Feasibility Studies, Implementation, Organizational Flexibility, Pressure, Regulatory Framework, Stakeholders

An Exploration of Practical Challenges of Implementing Feasibility Studies IN SMES in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

This paper situates the implementation of feasibility studies within the context of SMEs using 61 randomly selected small and medium sized firms in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State. Regression result showed effective and efficient implementation of feasibility studies areconstrained by myriad of internal and external factors. These include inexperience,stakeholders’ pressure, unpredictability of policy and regulatory frameworks, unreliability of data/ information and paucity of funds. Overcoming these challenges requires among others, bridging the dichotomy between conceptualization and implementation offeasibility studies, consideration of broader stakeholders’ interests other than profit and organizational flexibility to enable the firms adapt and cope with environmental dynamics. 

Keywords: Conceptualization, Environmental Dynamics, Feasibility Studies, Implementation, Organizational Flexibility, Pressure, Regulatory Framework, Stakeholders