The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has called for awareness to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
He spoke in Abuja at a workshop on Family Life and Health Education (FLHE) curriculum implementation in schools.
The event was organised by the Ibadan Social and Evaluation Research Team (ISERT), University of Ibadan.
Olayinka said: “I think it is okay, but there is always room for improvement. The thing of interest is to make sure there is high level of awareness so that they can reduce the incident to the barest minimum.
“I think it will go a long way and this kind of study that has been carried out by teams from ISERT will complement the efforts of the Federal Ministry of Health in improving education on HIV/AIDS and family life generally.”
He said ISERT with support from the Ford Foundation embarked on activities designed to scale up the implementation of Family Life and Health Education in the country since 2011.
“These activities include conducting research on FLHE in 35 states, carrying out advocacy visits to governments at all levels and monarchs, designing IEC materials on FLHE, designing algorithms on the best practices for teaching FLHE and developing guidelines for the establishment of youth friendly centres in secondary schools,” the VC added.
Source: The Nation