PERCEPTION OF URBAN GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL ONITSHA STUDENTS ON THE FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND ITS IMPLICATION ON ADOLESCENTS HEALTH AND EDUCATION
The study was undertaken to investigate the perception of urban girl’s secondary school students, Onitsha on factors responsible for teenage pregnancy and implications on adolescent’s growth and development and assessing the perceptions of students would be a panacea to improving their knowledge base. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The accessible population for the study consisted of three hundred (300) female students of Urban Girl’s
secondary school, Onitsha. Simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the population for the study. Data were gathered by means of structured questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistic frequency. The findings among others showed that lack of parenting care was responsible for teenage pregnancy. Based on the findings, recommendations were made pertinent among them is lack of self-control and sex-education were responsible factors for teenage pregnancy among the adolescents.