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Girl-Child education in northern Nigeria: problems, challenges, and solutions

Alhaji Liman, Mukhtar and Mohd. Asraf, Ratnawati and Shittu, Ahmed Tajudeen (2011) Girl-Child education in northern Nigeria: problems, challenges, and solutions. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 2 (12). pp. 851-859. ISSN 2073-7122

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Abstract

This paper highlights the term Girl-Child education, the importance of acquisition of knowledge from Western and Islamic perspectives and the obstacles associated with girl-child education in the northern part of Nigeria. A number of factors have been identified militating against girl-childeducation. Some of these factors are: early marriage of girls, societal beliefs, cultural influences, religious inclinations, illiteracy and poverty level among other factors. The paper also examines the problems and challenges attributed to the implementation and actualization of government policies on girl-child education and it also duel on non-governmental organizations efforts in support of the girl-child education through scholarship awards, free text books, school uniforms, subsidized health care facilities and services in most of the villages in the northern part of Nigeria. Furthermore, the paper discusses the ways in which girl-child education benefits the society and the nation at large. The paper also examines the underlying basic issues pertaining to girl-child education in the northern-part of Nigeria. Finally, the author argues that, for the effective realization and actualization of successful girlchild education programs, it is important that parents, community leaders, society, government and non-governmental organizations as well as the media are alive to their roles and responsibility to the society.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 792/6295
Uncontrolled Keywords: Girl-child education, societal beliefs, cultural, religious inclination, illiteracy, poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 11:11
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 03:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6295

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