POPULATION/ FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION
The indication of the problems of overpopulation include the following:
- Large class size in schools
- Falling standard of education
- Transportation problem and loss of valuable man power
- Social disorder such as crimes and insecurity
- Family instability such as divorce and prostitution
- Inadequate health infrastructure
- Child abuse
The above mentioned problems severely impact the quality of the living environment, education and welfare of human beings. The family should provide adequate resources to enhance healthy living and meaningful learning.
- Encouraging the youths to participate in preventive health promotion anchored on disease control, stress reduction,
drug abuse prevention, sex education and quality nutrition
- Sensitizing and enlightening the youths on the importance of family and fertility regulation with respect to increasing population
- Inculcating relevant knowledge and procedures for productive,healthy children in a manageable and stable family that protects them from all forms of abuses.
The teacher as a member of the population group is expected to perform some roles in Inculcating population or family life education, these roles include:
- Intensifying precious virtues of tolerance, accountability and honesty
- Encouraging family planning and control as a viable means of ensuring qualitative population
- Emphasizing functional responsibilities of men and women that could stabilise the family with intellectual vision, practical survival skills and ethical dictates of good citizenship
- Organising seminars and workshops on preventive health enhancement programme to intimate the students with effective ways of preventing disease, promoting balanced diet among youths beyond the current information on the dynamics of the population and family to ensure their incorporation in planning and predicting management of resources in the society.