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The Role of Libraries in Curbing Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria

Adebayo, Oyeronke and Segun-Adeniran, Chidi D. (2012) The Role of Libraries in Curbing Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria. Gender and Behaviour, 10 (1). pp. 4470-4479. ISSN 1596-9231

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Teenage Pregnancy is fast becoming a regular trend today in Nigeria. This is due to the fact that most parents still feel it is absurd to educate their children on sex education . As a result of this most teenagers learn about sex education through their peers. mass media, etc. Due to the low level of knowledge of these teenagers on sex education, the level of teenage pregnancy lends to be on the 'increase. The library as an institution therefore has the responsibility to provide information contained in information materials of various format to the target group in order to curb the challenge of teenage pregnancy. The Federal Government, Nigerian Library Association and other stake holders need to collaborate to establish school libraries and public libraries where they are nonexistent a~id revitalize these libraries where they are existing but not functional. These libraries should also carry out their function thoroughly by' collaborating with Nongovernmental Organizations· (NGOs) to organize programs that will serve as a form of orientation to teenagers on teenage pregnancy and how it can be avoided.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 10:32
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 12:18

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