Assessment of the extent of Aids awareness and strategies of Aids education among High school students in Kabete constituency
Ngunju, Afrina Wamaitha
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The major purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which students know what HIV/AIDS entails, to determine and evaluate the strategies of AIDS education used in high schools in Kabete Constituency and to identify areas of need in the strategy of AIDS education applied. A descriptive survey design was used in the study. The study subjects consisted of 250 students from Kabete constituency. The stratified sampling procedure was used to collect data. Both descriptive and statistical analysis were done. The nonparametric chi-square was used to test the hypotheses of this study. The null hypotheses were tested respectively at alpha 0.05. It was found that students in Kabete constituency are aware that HIV/AIDS exists. The results revealed that there exists a significant difference in the degree of HIV/AIDS awareness due to variation in year of study, gender and school type. The results did not confirm as hypothesized that there is no significant difference in the strategies used to impart HIV/AIDS awareness in the schools studied. Since the results revealed that there is a non-significant difference in the strategies used to impart HIV/AIDS information to students. The implications of the results were critically examined. Recommendations were made for counselors, parents, teachers, students and educational policy makers that they should impart facts about the pandemic. Future researchers Should conduct similar research in other constituencies, among primary school students, University and Middle College.