The influence of sex education on sexual behaviour of junior secondary school learners in Maokane-Jwaneng school in Botswana
Education is an ongoing process and it is never 'complete' in anyone's life. Sex education is relevant in Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in Botswana. The study was under taken to investigate the influence of sex education on the sexual behaviour of JSS learners. Adolescents today are faced with challenges and they need support to face these challenges. The study was guided by the following research objectives: What constitutes the nature and characteristics of sex education? What is the attitude of learners towards sex education? What is the effect of sex education on learners? And what strategies can be put in place to improve sex education? Three schools were purposely selected for the study. From the population of 1550 learners, 55 were sampled, from 145 teachers, 25 were sampled and from 75 parents 9 were sampled. The quantitative approach through survey method was used in collecting data through questionnaires. Qualitative approach was used to collect data. Interviews were recorded manually and later coded, grouped and finally analysed. The following findings were shown by the study. Sex education should be included in the curriculum. Sex education does influence the behaviour of learners. Sex education is an important aspect in one's life. Modern technology should be used for sex education. Trained personnel are required in schools.
- Education