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An Assessment of Girl-Child Access to Higher Education in Niger State: A Case Study of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai-Niger State

Dauda, Juliana Hussaina
Department of Sociology Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai, Niger State Nigeria
Online First: September 03, 2019
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D. J. Hussaina, “An Assessment of Girl-Child Access to Higher Education in Niger State: A Case Study of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai-Niger State”, sshj, vol. 3, no. 09, pp. 1505-1512, Sep. 2019.

Abstract

Education is a transformation tool, an instrument of empowerment and manpower drive for national development and every child is entitled to equal opportunity to free and compulsory basic and higher education based on their individual ability. Although general enrolment into school has increased in Niger State has gone higher, access to higher education by girl children has not increased commensurably due to socio-cultural factors. The objective of this study is to examine the socio-cultural factors that are encumbering to girl-child access to higher education in Niger State. This study examines the girl-child marginalization with unequal access to higher education compared to her male counterpart. The study reveals that cultural practices serve as hindrance to female-child education and that inaccessibility of the female-child education makes her vulnerable to early marriage, denial of fundamental rights and child labour. The paper concluded that if female-child education is fostered, she would be self-reliant, adequately and appropriately socialized and well empowered to contribute meaningfully to the community as well as acquire skills of problem-solving to an appreciable extent. The paper therefore recommends that education should be made accessible to the female-child at all levels and awareness programme should be mounted to redeem the image of the female-child to make the world a better place for her to live.

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Published September 3, 2019
How to Cite
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D. J. Hussaina, “An Assessment of Girl-Child Access to Higher Education in Niger State: A Case Study of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai-Niger State”, sshj, vol. 3, no. 09, pp. 1505-1512, Sep. 2019.

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Abbagana, K. K., (2013). Female-Child Education: A Critical Issue for National Development in Nigeria, Journal of Education and Leadership Development vol.5, no.2, pp1-8
M. A. Adelabu and T.l Adepoju (2010). Women and Higher Education: Implication for Sustainable Development.
Dabanya, l (2008). Improving Girl-Child Education in Niger State. Being a Paper Presented at a Forum‘Women in Government’.
Daramola et al, (2006). Sociology of Education. Lagos: National Open University.
FGN (2004). National Policy on Education 4th Edition, Lagos, NERDC Press
Federal Ministry of Education (2003) Education Sector Status Report Abuja: government press.
Federal Republic of Nigeria (2003) National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS)
Document, Lagos: government press http.//www.eye-net.org/features/ft-girlchild.html…
Gwarjiko, U. I (1999). Tackling Challenges to Education in Nigeria. Minna; Scarlet Communication
Gwarjiko, U.I (2003). Basic Education for Development : Nigerian Universal Basic Education Strategy. Minna: Classic Printing and Publishing Company.
Jido, B.M (2005). Universal Basic Education in Niger State. Kaduna: Diligent Publishers (Ltd).
Musa, I.B (2005). Need for Girls and Women Education. Being a Speech Delivered at the Launching of Girls’ Education Project organized in Abuja by Federal Government in Conjunction with DFID and UNICEF.
Nwokeocha, S (2012). Sociology of Education for Universities and Colleges of Education. Centurion-South Africa Forum of Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA)
Universal Basic Education Programme Annual Report (2003). Abuja: Research and Publication Unit
UNESCO (2003) Building Momentum to Eliminate Gender Gaps By 2005: Federal Ministry of Education in Conjunction of UNESCO and Private Sector Round Table Organized in Abuja by UNESCO.
UNICEF, (1995). The Women’s Equality and Empowerment Framework: Training Manual. UNICEF
UNICEF (2007). Promoting Girls’ Education: the Experience of Nigeria. Retrieved from
www.ungeiorg/infobycountry/nigeria_1809.html-
Niger State Government (2006). Millennium Development Goals Report. Minna: Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.
Niger State Ministry of Education (2012). Girl-Child Education in Niger State. Minna: Niger State Printing Press
Sanusi, L.S. (2014). Women and Education
Published September 3, 2019
How to Cite
[1]
D. J. Hussaina, “An Assessment of Girl-Child Access to Higher Education in Niger State: A Case Study of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai-Niger State”, sshj, vol. 3, no. 09, pp. 1505-1512, Sep. 2019.
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