Factors influencing implementation of reproductive health education in public secondary schools in Uriri District, Migori County
The study was to investigate the factors influencing the implementation of reproductive health education in public secondary schools in Uriri District, Migori County. The study was investigated through the following objectives; to establish the extent to which the school curriculum influence the implementation of reproductive health education in public secondary schools, to determine the extent to which school management influence the implementation 0 reproductive health education, to investigate how teachers influence the implementation of reproductive health education, to establish the extent to which resource materials influence the implementation of reproductive health education and finally to determine how school sponsors influence implementation of reproductive health education in public secondary schools. This study is to help students acquire health education knowledge, enhance wellness behavior, promote healthy situations, facilitate helpful relationship and enable students make responsible decisions. Health instructions help learners to develop resistance skills when appropriate, promote protective factors, ensure resilience in terms of the ability prevent or recover fro sickness. The research will experience limitations of non response from respondents, error or the potential of substituting a sampling unit in the field. The study will be limited to all public secondary schools in Uriri district. The study assumed the school administrator allowed the teachers and the pupils to participate in the study, representative sampled, instruments valid and reliable, and respondents were to give information honestly and directly. Literature has been discussed in terms of school curriculum, school management, teachers, resource materials and school sponsors. The study was conducted through descriptive research survey and correlation research design to examine and describing the associations and relationships between two variables. 17 public secondary schools with 30 school managers and 120 teachers were targeted and a sample size of 108 was picked. The targeted population was stratified according to wards the school managers and teachers were sampled then a complete census was applied to get 150 respondents. The data was collected through self administered questionnaires. The data collected was presented using the chi-square tables basing on the research hypothesis. Quantitative data was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 19 both for windows, while qualitative data was presented by way of narration. It was found out that there was significant relationship between the curriculum, teachers, resource materials, school management and to some extent the school sponsors with implementation of reproductive health education. Due to results of the study, it was recommended that reproductive health education to be; taught and examined, mainstreamed in the curriculum, teachers to be trained. Thus, a study to be conducted to establish factors promoting adolescents pregnancy in the country and another study to establish low uptake of reproductive health services among adolescents in Kenya.