Assessing educators' views on the impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education in Nigeria: implications for future programs

Case Studies & Research
Research Triangle Park, NC
United States Agency for International Development, USAID
RTI International
129 p.

This report presents results from a cross-sectional study that was conducted in the three Nigerian states of Kano, Lagos, and Nasarawa to assess educators' views on the impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education. To date, very little information is available on this topic, despite a consistent increase in HIV infections among the Nigerian population over the past 10 years that threatens to drastically constrain the progress of the nation. This study was designed to generate essential information on the nature of the HIV/AIDS impact in the education sector, which then can be used to develop HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation programs in primary schools. Stakeholders interviewed included school administrators, teachers, parents, educational planners, and community leaders. The report comprises the following four chapters: Chapter one discusses the current HIV/AIDS situation in Nigeria, its potential impact on the primary education sector, and the objectives of this study. Chapter two describes the study design and methodologies used to conduct the research. The sampling design, sources of data, quality control, and monitoring conducted during data collection, along with the strengths and weaknesses of the data, are presented. This chapter also provides information on the statistical methods used in the management and analysis of data. Chapter three presents the results from the study, highlighting differences among states, and in some cases, differences within each state by rural/urban and male/female distribution. Where appropriate, a discussion or interpretation on some of the findings is provided. Chapter four summarizes the key findings from this study and their implications for future HIV/AIDS intervention programs in the primary education sector.

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