Assessments of the Impact of Sexuality Education Program on the Teenage Pregnancies in Kyela District Tanzania

Mbeyu, Flora Venance (2020) Assessments of the Impact of Sexuality Education Program on the Teenage Pregnancies in Kyela District Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the impact of sexuality education program on teenage pregnancies in community secondary schools of Kyela district Mbeya Tanzania. The objectives of the study wereto examine the state of teenage pregnancies among teenagers schooling in some selected secondary schools of Kyela district; establish the extent to which POP/FLE has achieved its objectives; explore limiting factors behind POP/FLE programs achievements and suggest measures to mitigatethe problem of teenage pregnancies. Data collection involved 400 respondents using interviews complemented with documentary reviews. Descriptive data analysis was done using SPSS to generate frequencies, percentages, tables, and cross-tabulations used to prepare the report. Findings indicated that although the POP/FLE intervention program had been in force for the past twenty years, its achievements in improving teenage knowledge, skills, and practices are still minimal. This is reflected in the steady increase of teenage pregnancies. The reasons behind the little achievements are the function of incompetent teachers who teaches POP/FLE content areas with poor and inadequate supply of quality teaching and learning materials in the environment occupied by POP/FLE insensitive communities. To rectify the shortfalls, the study suggests the need for improving teacher's competence through proper training and supporting them with quality and quantity teaching and learning materials. The government should also switch from emphasizing abstinence-only type of curriculum to a comprehensive sexuality education program that should be delivered through classroom and community mass education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2020 14:49
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2020 14:49

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