UNIZIK Journal of
Educational Research and Policy Studies

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, NIGERIA
  • Abbreviation: UNIZIK J. Educ. Res. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2736-0296
  • DOI: 10.5897/UNIJERPS
  • Start Year: 2020
  • Published Articles: 13

Full Length Research Paper

Causes and implications abortion of teenage girl’s education in Onitsha south local government area of Anambra State

OBIAKOR, Mariagoretti Ijeoma
  • OBIAKOR, Mariagoretti Ijeoma
  • Department of Educational Management and Policy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State.
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EZENWAGU, Stephen Abuchi
  • EZENWAGU, Stephen Abuchi
  • Department of Educational Management and Policy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State.
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  • Article Number - DC77BFD66483
  • Vol.1(1), pp. 45-57 , June 2020
  •  Received: 15 September 2019
  •  Accepted: 05 December 2019
  •  Published: 15 June 2020

Abstract

This paper sought to determine the causes and implications of abortion on teenage girl’s education in Onitsha South local government area of Anambra State. Descriptive survey design was adopted for study and questionnaire was used for data collection. The population of the study was six thousand, nine hundred (6,900) pupils. Out of the above population, two hundred (200) subjects were randomly selected as sample population. Simple percentages were used in analyzing the data collected. From the study, the researcher found that, parents, friends, peer group and other relations showed displeasure at pregnant teenagers. Those pregnant teenagers were always asked to withdraw from school. That desire for wealthy husband, pornographic materials, peer group influence, unwanted pregnancy, high sex urge, lack of parental care, poverty, crave for material items etc are casual factors of abortion. That lack of sex education in schools is the major cause of abortion among secondary school girls. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended the following: Parents should give sex education to their children, from the early childhood. That provision should be made by government, for abortion to acquire vocational education.

Keywords: Abortion, Causes of Abortion and Implications of Abortion