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ABSTRACT

This study examines the influence of parental perspectives on girl-child education (A case study of female student of senior secondary schools in Abeokuta South Local Government area of Ogun State). It was limited to four (4) secondary schools in Abeokuta South Local Government. A descriptive survey research design was used. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection which was administered on one hundred (100) students randomly selected from each schools. The result revealed that education is important for the girl-child especially now that the nation is striving to achieve higher level of development in all spheres of life. It also revealed that education given to the girl-child will enable her fit properly into the rapidly changing world. The study recommends that there should be guidance and counseling services at schools to advice both parents and the girl-child in schools and government at all levels should make concerted effort to alleviate poverty at the grass root, as this will undoubtedly overcome the challenge of not sending the girl-children to school by parents for reason of poverty.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION                                                                                                   

1.1       Background to the Study

1.2       Statement of the Problems

1.3       Purpose of the Study

1.4       Significance of the Study

1.5       Research Questions

1.6       Definition of Terms

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE                                                                      

2.1       Concept of Girl-Child Education

2.2       Effects of Socio-economic factors on participation of girl child

in secondary school education

2.3       Effects of parents level of education on girl-child participation

in secondary school education

2.4       Perception and Attitude of Parents towards Girl-Child Education

2.5       Attitude of Parents towards Girl Child Education

2.6       Factors that Affect the Attitude of Parents towards Educating the Girl Child

2.7       Problems and Challenges of Girl-Child Education in Nigeria

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY                                                                          

3.1       Introduction

3.2       Area of Study

3.3       Research Design

3.4       Population

3.5       Sample and Sampling Procedures

3.6       Research Instrument

3.7       Administration of Instruments

3.8       Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS                                                      

4.1       Introduction

4.2       Respondents’ Data Presentation and Analysis

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS                         

5.1       Summary

5.2       Conclusion

5.3       Recommendations

REFERENCES

APPENDIX:

QUESTIONNAIRE

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the Study

The importance of education to human beings cannot be over emphasized. Education is a human right that should be accorded to all human beings solely by reason of being human. The relationship between education and development is well established such that education is a key index of development. It has been documented that schooling improves productivity, health and reduces negative features of life such as child labour as well as bringing about empowerment (UNESCO, 2010). This is why there has been a lot of emphasis particularly in recent times for all citizens of the world to have access to basic education. The importance and linkage of education to the development of any society is well known. It is in recognition of this importance that the international community and governments allover the world have made commitments for citizens to have access to education. (Subrahmanian 2012).

The term ‘girl-child’ refers to a female between the ages of 6-18 years (Mukhtar, L., Mohd. Asraf, Ratnawati and Shittu and Ahmed Tajudeen, 2011). The National Child Welfare Policy (2009) as cited by Ada (2001) defines the girl-child as a female below 14 years of age. Offorma (2009) defines it as a biological female offspring from birth to eighteen (18) years of age. This period is made up of infancy, childhood, early and late adolescence stages of development. The girl-child is seen as a young female person who would eventually grow into a woman and marry. The gender apartheid places the girl-child in a disadvantaged position, where her potentials are suppressed and self-actualization is not achieved. Offorma (2009), She therefore, becomes a victim of a pre-existing socio-cultural male chauvinism. Furthermore, on the account of gender, girl-children are subjected to all multiple forms of oppression, exploitation and discrimination.

Girl-child education has then become a major issue of concern in most developing countries of the world today, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where a large number of young girls do not attend school. According to UNICEF (2007), as cited by Grace (2010), the global figure for out-of-school children is estimated to be 121 million, out of which 65 million (approximately 53.8%) were girls and over 80 percent of these girls live in sub-Saharan Africa.

OtiveIgbuzor (2006), explained that girls constitute the largest population of illiterate children in the world till date. The1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated that every person has a right to education. In 1990, the World Conference on Education for All which took place in Jomtien, Thailand, declared among others that every person shall be able to benefit from educational opportunities designed to meet their basic learning needs. In realization of the importance of the girl child education, concerted efforts are being mounted by the governments at various levels to improve female participation in education and redress the gender inequalities in education enrolment and retention.

The girl-child is a female child born to the family, community, society or nation (Udeozor, 2003). The benefits of educating girls are long established. But there is a new understanding as to why educating girls in the most urgent task facing the global development community, Nigeria is not an exception, particularly that girls’ education can be used to drive the international effort to achieve the general Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Azikiwe (1988) attests to the fact that the rate of illiteracy as regards the girl-child in the country is alarming. In most Nigerian homes women or female children are relegated to the background and their male counterparts are given preferential treatment. Some people do not even believe in the education of their female children (Abdulazeez, 2004).

However, when the girl-child is exposed to a type of education like the primary education, she will be able to read and write and therefore be in a better position to seek for further development of her potentials in higher institutions. Education according to Okeke (2008) is one of the major ways of empowering women to enable them contribute maximally towards national development. The popular saying that if you educate a man, you educate an individual, but ‘if you educate a woman, you educate a nation’ explains the importance of the education of the girl-child. This must be the reason why the girl-child and her right to education should be given a central place of prominence on the human development agenda, since it is clear that human capital development is one of the developmental agenda of this present government. Therefore, the study is to investigate the influence of parental perspectives on Girl-Child education (A case study of female students of senior secondary school in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

1.2       Statement of the Problems

Gender disparity was attributed to theage long belief in male superiority and female subordination (Okojie, 1996).

There were more boys than girls participating in secondary schools education in Odeda district, in Ogun State. Despite the growth of education in Nigerian since independence in 1960, the introduction of Free Primary Education (FPE) in 2003 and the legal policies concerning education, gender disparity in education still continue to prevail with regard to enrolment of girls, their retention, as well as girls’ participation in education (Republic of Nigerian, 2007). This therefore causes a lot of concern that need to be investigated and call for gender diagnosis.

1.3       Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of parental perspective on girl child education (A case study of female students of senior secondary school in Abeokuta South Local Government area of Ogun State).

1.4       Significance of the Study

The result of the study could be used by the school administrators and teachers in understanding girl-child education, socio-cultural, parents’ level of education and distance from school factors and give them necessary guidance and counseling to improve principals’ influence on girl child education in secondary education. The information may be used by the educators like the Quality Assurance and Standard Officer (QUASO) to sensitize teachers on how to make girls to have a positive attitude towards participation in education. The findings may also be used by the Ministry of Education to enhance provision of teaching learning resources to enable girls to participate well in secondary education. The findings may sensitize parents to be aware of their roles in supporting the girl- child participation in education.

Finally the results of the study may add to the existing knowledge on effect of parental perspective on girl child education.

1.5       Research Questions

  1. Are there any importance to girl-child education?
  2. To what extent has the level of parents’ education affected girl-child in Secondary Education?
  3. To what extent have socio-cultural factors affected girl-child education in secondary schools?
  4. What are the parental perspectives of girl child education in Secondary Schools?

1.6       Definition of Terms

Parental: relating to a person’s parent or parents.

Perspective:a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.

Girl – child refers to the female between fourteen (14) years and twenty (20) years. Typically these are the ages of girls who are supposed to be in secondaryschool.

Education:the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.

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