The Influence Of Gender On The Education Of The Girl Child

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The Influence Of Gender On The Education Of The Girl Child


Abstract


This study focuses on the influence of gender on the education of girl child in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. 100 students 60 science teacher and 140 parent participated in the study. Questionnaires, oral interview and short objective test were used to generate data for this study. Result show that the causes of backwardness of girl child in science education are poverty ignorance and illiterate of their parent, cultural and religion factor were also detected. It was also discoursed that parent tend to encourage their boy to choose science subject at their senior level and girls are advised to choose commercial effect of gender disparity was observed and method scholars collaborative strategies which can increase gender friendly environment for learning science were suggested.


Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

Gender party in education is a thing of concern in this era according to united conference held in Aduis Ababa (2001) show progress on girls education will account for over (10) million unnecessary child and material deaths. Education equips girls and women with basic confidence in their abilities and right an ability to acquire and process information and increase power. Before now, female educations were not given a second thought due to the fact that most parents felt that money spent on female education is a waste. That after all, the education of female ends in the kitchen as the adage says”. In Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, some home hardly boast of any female university graduates due to the level of Illiteracy. The wrong impression of parents on gender inequality towards female education cannot be over emphasized. Parents are also of the view that women are meant for child bearing taking care of jay to day activities of domestic works. Record has proven that women can do as well as their men counter parts.

Millions of girls around the word has been denied education due to selfish believe, all eyes and hands should be on millennium goals to eradicate gender inequality with education as instrument of propagation the values of the society and with the relative success of women in almost all procession and government post societies, vice-visa parents not completely change in granting female’s equal social and educational rights.


1.2 Statement of the Problem

This research work is to investigate the parents perception towards female education therefore the need to investigate the parents perception towards female education little can be taught in this sense, education is essentially a means of guiding children in securing them among and quality of experience


1.3 Purpose of the Study

The purpose of the study is to examine the influence of gender on the education of the girl-child it has following objectives;

  1. To identify parents perception towards female education in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
  2. To outline various solution towards female education in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
  3. To create awareness on the importance of female education Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo state
  4. To eradicate illiteracy in our societies
  5. To remove the problem of gender me qualities
  6. To eradicate the thoughts if not training of female children
  7. To educate the public on the importance of training female children.

1.4 Research Question

  1. Is there any discrimination among female and male in terms of education
  2. Does illiteracy cause the decline of female in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State?
  3. Has Orhiomwon Local Government ministry of women affair done enough campaign to enlighten the people of Orhiomwon?
  4. Does ignorance lead to parent’s negative perception towards female education?

1.5 Research Hypothesis

  1. H0: Illiteracy have no significant effect the decline of girl child
    H1: Illiteracy have significant effect the decline of girl child
  2. H0: parents perception have no significant effect on the level of education of a girl child
    H1: parents perception have significant effect on the level of education of a girl child

1.6 Significance of the Study

This study is importance as the understanding of female education in our societies it will go along way to connecting the bad impression towards the training of female children. Children who suffer from this stigma or the other are deprived of the benefit of leaning processes. Education is power’s they says when a child is deprived of education, such child may be nuisance to the society.


1.7 Scope of the Study

The study is exclusively limited to the perception of parents towards female education in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. it is not possible to cover the whole Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area consequence upon this study is limited to the following villages Otton Village, Ogan Village, Uson Village and Ohezee-Naka Village.


Chapter Five


5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

The purpose of the study is to examine the influence of gender on the education of the girl-child it has following objectives;

  1. To identify parents perception towards female education in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
  2. To outline various solution towards female education in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
  3. To create awareness on the importance of female education Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo state
  4. To eradicate illiteracy in our societies
  5. To remove the problem of gender me qualities
  6. To eradicate the thoughts if not training of female children
  7. To educate the public on the importance of training female children.

Findings Based on the Responses of the Respondents

From the responses of the respondents we were able to find out that:

  1. Illiteracy have significant effect the decline of girl child
  2. Perception have significant effect on the level of education of a girl child
  3. General public education helps improve the level of girl child education in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
  4. Girl child education has improved overtime since the adoption of public education
  5. The level of illiteracy has significant effect on the awareness of the importance of girl child education.

Conlusion Based on Findings

From the responses of the respondents and the result of the data analysis, we therefore conclude that illiteracy have significant effect the decline of girl child, and also the way parents view the female child is not really helping the girl education that is to say that perception have significant effect on the level of education of a girl child.


Recommendation

WE therefore recommend the following to help the girl child education in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State.

  1. The federal government of Nigeria should create awareness either through radio or news paper; educating the general public on the importance of girls child education.
  2. The parent should always see their child as being equal, whether male or female as they are both important to the society.
  3. The federal government of Nigeria should ensure to see the effectiveness of the implementation of adult education so as to help parents on the important of education; be it a male child or a female child.

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