Perceptions of stakeholders on HIV/AIDS education: The case of Islamic secondary school.
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Moses Orwe
Dr. Samuel Oyoo
Institute for Educational Development, East Africa
HIVIAIDS education has been suggested by many researchers to be a useful tool in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS infections. This study was designed to explore perceptions of stakeholders on HIV/AIDS education the case of Islamic secondary school The focus was to determine he beliefs, views and ideas of students, teachers, parents and owner of the school on HIV/AIDS education. The methods that were used to conduct this study consists focus group interview, one to one interview, observation and document analysis. The study found positive perceptions from all participants in supporting HIVIAIDS education to be taught in school to enhance leaners to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS infection and for educating others in the society. However, there was resistance from stakeholders on teaching of HIV/AIDS education particularly inclusion of condom as it goes against belief that, will encourage adultery which is perceived by stakeholders to be the source of the spread of HIV/AIDS infections. In addition it was found that. there was a higher religious sensitive perception on HIV/AIDS education concerning its aim, content, methods. place and teaching qualifications. To conclude, these findings support views that HIVIAIDS education is useful social vaccine against the spread of HIV/AIDS. But it is advisable to take into account perceptions of stakeholders in order to have their support so as to attain the desired outcomes.
Khamis Mmanga Khamis. (2008). Perceptions of stakeholders on HIV/AIDS education: The case of Islamic secondary school.(Unpublished Masters Thesis). Dar es salaam: Aga Khan University