Factors Affecting the Girl Child Education in Nigeria

dc.contributor.author Odenigbo, Veronica
dc.contributor.author Eze, Amaka
dc.coverage.placeName Nigeria en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-31T07:10:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-31T07:10:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09
dc.description.abstract 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 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3358
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject Women and Girls' Education en_US
dc.subject Lifelong Learning en_US
dc.subject Equality en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.title Factors Affecting the Girl Child Education in Nigeria en_US
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