Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Gender Equity in Nigeria’s Educational System: A Necessity for Socio-Economic Development

Contents:

Author Info

  • Ayodeji Olasunkanni Abari

    (Lagos State University, Depertment of Educational Management)

  • Mubashir Olayiwola Muhammed

    (Lagos State University, Depertment of Educational Management)

  • Jide Pius Gbenu

    (Lagos State University, Depertment of Educational Management)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper is devoted to education of women as a key precondition for improving family health as well as the socio-economic status of the entire country. Education empowers women to participate in decision-making in the society and thus gives them the opportunity to make positive decision affecting their lives. Since the situation in the country is such that favours men as against women, efforts should be made by governments at all levels to educate and encourage the girl child through their parents on the need to go to school by introducing various policy measures. The authors suggested some of the measures that can be adopted to national education policy which should include free education for girls, lower grades for girls as against that of men, more hostels for girls to remove them from household chores, legislation against forced marriages as practiced in some parts of the Northern country, bursaries and scholarships should be given to girls especially those on science, technical and engineering programmes.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.ien.bg.ac.rs/index.php/en/3-42009
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Institute of Economic Sciences in its journal Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education.

    Volume (Year): (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
    Pages: 69-87

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2009:i:3-4:p:69-87

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: 12 Zmaj Jovina St, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Phone: +381 11 2622 357, 2623 055
    Fax: +381 11 2181 471
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.ien.bg.ac.rs
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Women; education; labour force; gender imbalance; self-employment; developing countries; Nigeria;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2009:i:3-4:p:69-87. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zorica Bozic).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.