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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(1): 19-22 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.1.835

The Level of Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among Junior Secondary School Teachers in Osun State, Nigeria

Olufunmiso Olatunbosun Ajala
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—HIIV/AIDS, junior secondary school, knowledge, transmission.

O. O. Ajala is with the Department of Integrated Science, Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Nigeria (e-mail: funsoajala@yahoo.com).

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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.

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