International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Family Life Education: A Vital Tool for Reducing Marital Instability (Divorce) Among Youths in Nigeria
Dr. Osaigbovo Erhatiemwononmo John, Dr. John Osaremwinda Ehigie

Divorce is a growing social problem in Nigeria. The concern for arresting this social menace is in apprehension of the negative effect it has on the individuals and the society. Though information on how to promote marital stability abound during wedding in the churches, Mosques and traditional marriages, the problem of marital instability remains with us. It would appear that the information gets too late to them, that is during wedding alone. It is necessary that these young ones are exposed to issues related to marital stability as part of school learning programme long before they attain the age of marriage and child bearing. It is perhaps in this regard that the Federal Ministry of Education approved the teaching of family life education in the Nigerian Secondary schools in 2002. This paper therefore examines the concept of population\ Family life education, divorce , causes and its effects on the society. The author avers that for a child to be a functional member of his society as well as a future parent, he or she needs to be well informed about family life education with emphasis on variables which enhance marital stability, irrespective of the fact that the child is from intact family or not. This is to enable the youths to acquire relevant and accurate information through educational instructions, since the traditional mode of checking youths’ moral rectitude seems to have broken down in the name of modernizations.

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