SUBJECT: HOME ECONOMICS
TERM: 3RD TERM
Home Economics for JSS 1 – 3 by Elizabeth U. Anyakoha pg 341-358.
TOPIC:- FAMILY LIVING/MARRIAGE
The family is the basic unit of any society. It is made up of group of persons related by ties of marriage, blood or adoption and who live together. A family starts with a young man and a young woman who establishes a relationship become married and produces children.
Adolescence is the period of growing up. It is a stage in every person’s life that lies between the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood. As boys and girls pass through adolescence they relate to each other. They tend to have friends of the opposite sex.
A boy /girl relationship should be as wholesome and healthy as possible. Unwholesome and unhealthy boy/girl relationship can result into the following problems :
1 lack of self-discipline and respect.
2 teenage pregnancy
3 sexually transmitted diseases
4 drop out from school and termination of education.
Healthy boy/ girl relationship can be long lasting. The following guidelines are important for a healthy boy girl relationship;
Courtship is a process of relationship which leads to marriage. Courtship period is the time during which the young man and woman intending to marry each other move about more closely to know each other. At this period they get to know each other better.
CHARACTERISTICS FEATURES OF COURTSHIP
Is the union of a man and a woman as husband and wife.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN CHOOSING A MARRIAGE PARTNER
MARRIAGE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
Nigeria is made up of two ethnic groups. Each ethnic group has its own marriage system and acceptable procedure, the common system of marriage in Nigeria include;
Traditional or customary marriage.
This type of marriage is entered into according to native laws and customs. It differs from one area to another in Nigeria, traditional marriage can either be ;
a)monogamous: where one man marries one wife.
b) polygamous: where one man marries many wives.
Marriage under ordinance
This is also called court marriage because it is contracted in the court before a court registry. Features /characteristics of this marriage include:
This is a type of marriage contracted in the church.
Contracted in the way stipulated by Islam, Moslem men are allowed to more than one wife. It is a polygamous form of marriage.
The government approved age for marriage is 18yrs.At this age, however, many young people are still in school. Some people even get married before the age of 18.
1 list any4 problem of unhealthy boy/girl relationship
2 state 5 factors to consider before choosing a life partner.
3 describe the 4 marriage systems in Nigeria.
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