—This study was carried out to determine the level of
knowledge about HIV/AIDS among Junior Secondary School
Teachers in Osun State, Nigeria. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS is
vital to enable people have the understanding of the modes of
transmission and prevention strategies of HIV/AIDS, and thus,
teachers are expected to play a pivotal role in transmitting the
information to the students leading to behavioural change
among students. The questionnaire used was administered on
300 subjects. The research tool was validated by some health
experts and educationists and the test retest reliability was 0.83
percentage was used as the statistical tool. It was discovered that
the teachers had some basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS:
knowledge of facts about HIV/AIDS, knowledge of modes of
transmission, sources of HIV/AIDS information and knowledge
about signs and symptoms. The researcher considered 69.51%
score on general knowledge about HIV/AIDS as low for teachers
upon whom the responsibility of transmission of information
about HIV/AIDS lies. It was recommended among others that
HIV/AIDS education should be a part of the teacher training
curriculum in the country.
—HIIV/AIDS, junior secondary school,
O. O. Ajala is with the Department of Integrated Science, Osun State
College of Education, Ilesa, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Olufunmiso Olatunbosun Ajala, "The Level of Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among Junior Secondary School Teachers in Osun State, Nigeria," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 19-22, 2017.