– Ekpenyong David Oboqua Ph.D & Ugwu Nneka Emilia
The study investigated involvement of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the implementation of sexual and reproductive health programme in Cross River State, Nigeria. One research question and one hypothesis were used to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study while stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 500 respondents from a population of 1000 from 6 local government areas in the study area. Non – governmental Organizations and Sexual and Reproductive Health Questionnaire (NGOSRHQ) which had two sections (A and B) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts in measurement and evaluation in University of Calabar. Cronbach alpha reliability was used for ascertaining the reliability coefficient which yielded 0.69 to 0.87. Hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. One sample t-test analysis was used to analysis the data using SPSS. The result showed that the involvement of NGOs in implementation of sexual and reproductive health programme of adolescent girls is significantly higher in the study area. From the findings, it was recommended that sex education should be introduced in the school curriculum so as to enlighten the youths on the needs of good sexual and reproductive health.