Assessment of HIV/AIDS and Life Skills Delivery in Primary Schools in Tanzania

Bernadetha Gabriel Rushahu


This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS and the Life Skills Education delivery in primaryschools in Tanzania. Specifically the study investigated pupils’ views about the effect of HIV/AIDS and Life Skillsteaching in primary schools in Tanzania; assessed pupils’ knowledge related to HIV/AIDS and Life Skills education,and the effects of pupils’ background characteristics on their knowledge about HIV/AIDS and Life Skills education.The study used mainly a questionnaire as the data collection instrument and involved 450 standard V, VI, and VIIpupils from 10 schools in Morogoro Municipality. Findings showed that, though significant majority of pupils reportedto have been taught about HIV/AIDS and related subjects, majority of them demonstrated a very low level ofknowledge about HIV/AIDS. This raised some questions about the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS and Life Skillseducation in schools. On the basis of the findings of this study, it is recommended that there should be a review of theschool curriculum with a view of strengthening the teaching of HIV/AIDS and Life Skills education.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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