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RELEVANCE OF SEX EDUCATION TO THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF NATIONAL POLICY ON EDUCATION OBJECTIVES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

This study sets out to determine the relevance of
sex education to the achievement of objectives
of senior secondary education among selected
secondary school students in Egor Local
Government Area of Edo State. In view of this,
three research questions were raised and two
hypotheses were tested. For the purpose of this
study, we adopt the descriptive survey research
design. The population for the study consist of
all public senior secondary school students in
Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. The
instruments for the study consists of
questionnaire designed by the researcher from
literatures reviewed, national policy on
education and were structured to cover all the
research questions, to determine the reliability
of the instrument, the researcher trial tested on
a representative sample of 20 female and 20
male students from UBTH Staff Secondary
School. Result of the data analysis gave alpha
coefficient value of 0.79. Findings from the
study reveal that majority of the respondents
perceive the stated objectives of senior
secondary education can be achieved through
sex education and therefore relevant in senior
secondary education curriculum. Further
result establishes that there is a cordial
relationship between the relevance of sex
education to the objectives of National Policy
of Education and gender among secondary
school students because both genders
acknowledge the relevance. Lastly, we
conclude that the relationship between the
relevance of sex education to the objectives of
National Policy of Education and age of respondents. The result of the hypotheses tested
reveals that there is no significant relationship
between the perception of sex education and
gender of respondents. Secondly, there is no
significant relationship between the relevance
of sex education and the objectives of National
Policy of Education and the age of secondary
school students within Egor Local Government
Area. Based on these findings, it was
recommended that sex education should be
taught in schools to help in proper upbringing
of youth and achieve academic excellent

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