Improving the economic status of rural women in Nigeria through non-formal learning
The study examined the extent participation of rural women in non-formal learning programmers improved their economic status. The study was guided by one research question and one hypothesis stratified random sampling was used to draw 1668 participants in the women for women international non-formal learning programme, out of which 1558 responded to the study. The questionnaire used for data collection was validated by experts in the fields of education and a reliability coefficient of 0.79 was obtained. Using Cronbach alfa method of determining internal consistency of instrument. the research question was answered using mean and grand mean while the hypothesis was tested using t-test statistics. The results shows that participation in non-formal learning programme improved in economic status of rural women in Nigeria. There is no significant difference in the mean response of rural in Enugu and Plateau States on the extent participation in non-formal learning programme improved their economic status. It was recommended among other things that the programme should be extended to all rural communities in Nigeria. // Paper 238
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