Factors Affecting the Girl Child Education in Nigeria

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2019-09
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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This study focused on factors inhibiting girl child education in Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey design. A stratified sample of 54 out of school girls were used for the study out of population of 146 girls sampled in Enugu State of Nigeria. One research question guided the study. A questionnaire constructed by the researchers was used to generate data and analysed using frequencies and percentages. Many factors were examined. The result of the findings revealed that those factors such as Peer in fluence, quest for money and material things, unfriendly situation of school , effect of social media, low level of understanding of sex education and violence against girls are responsible for poor enrolment or high level of out of school girl in schools. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made among which are: there is need for effective policy by governments enacting the laws that can protect the dignity of the girl child in the society. There is need for quality assuring standard of educa tion by ministry of education. This is to monitor the number of girl child in school and find out why any of them fails to come. Governments should develop school curriculum that will involve sex education. This will help the students or adolescents to bui ld positive self

esteem and body image.// Paper ID 26

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Women and Girls' Education,Lifelong Learning,Equality,Innovation
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Nigeria
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Africa
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