SURVEY OF JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ OPINION IN OSUN STATE ON THE RELEVANCE OF FAMILY LIFE HEALTH EDUCATION INFUSION IN NATIONAL VALUES CURRICULUM FOR PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE AMONG STUDENTS
Wahabi, Popoola SANUSI & Ayodele, Mandela ASEBIOMO
The study surveyed the opinion of Junior Secondary School Teachers in Osun State on the relevance of Family Life Health Education (FLHE) infusion in National Values Curriculum for prevention of sexual abuse among students. The purposive random sampling technique was used to select thirty (30) Junior Secondary School (JSS) public and private for the study. The sample size was further broken down into ten (10) JSS from each of the three (3) senatorial districts of the state. Thereafter, ten (10) NV teachers were selected from each school totaling three hundred (300) NV teachers. Mean statistical analysis was used for the research study. The study revealed without any reservation that Family Life Health Education (FLHE) which has an ingredient of sexuality education can be infused into National Values (NV) curriculum without overloading its content. The issue became important because a situation where fallacy and taboo predominates the reality of sex is capable of misleading youth into sexual abuse. The research finding showed that the knowledge of sexuality education infused into the NV curriculum will serve as a catch up for Junior Secondary School students at their transitional and volatile stage of development. Among the recommendations made based on the study was that NV teachers be sensitized and trained with the new NV curriculum infused with sexuality education before it is launched to the public.
Keywords: family life health education, sexuality education, sexual abuse, lesbian, gay and homosexual.