The purpose of this study is to survey the role of women education
in nation building. A self designed questionnaire was used as the research
instrument. Ten research questions are formulated and percentages are computed.
The first research question states do Nigeria women contribute to nation
building. The second research questions states, does the women function
effectively in the modern economic system. The third research question state,
education is seen everywhere as the quickest and most effective means of
transforming women. The four research question states, does education of women
improve social status. The fifth research question state, do women reduce
population growth rate in the society. The sixth research question states, does
education give women access to technologies. The seventh research questions
state, do you find education of women more effective to the society. The eight
research questions states, does education of women improve the lifestyle of
women. The ninth research questions states do you agree that women education
can improve women dissemination of ideas. Result revealed that the research one
was accepted research question was accepted,. Research questions three, four,
five was rejected; research question six, seven, eight, nine and ten was also
accepted. This shows that the role of women education contributes to nation
building in Oredo Local Government Area. Conclusion was reached based on the
result and findings of this study. Discussion, implication and suggestions were
made based on the existing literature in the field of
TABLE OF CONTENT
Statement of problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of study
Scope of study
Limitation of study
Population of study
Method of data analysis
Presentations and analysis of
Summary Concision and
Suggestion for further research
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
It is no longer in doubt that women play very significant role in the
development process on human society. Recently, the need and importance of
women education has come on the increase most countries, especially developing
countries have stated create an avenue through women would be educated. The
world as a whole has also begins to recognize women’s education and how
important it has become.
In Nigeria particularly, education is valued so much that it is looked upon as
a prerequisite for all the short comings of society as well as the surest means
for nation building. According to Omegbe (1998) “education itself is the development
of an individual through training, transmission of what is worthwhile to the
point that he is able to fit into his environment and contribute to the best of
his ability, to the well being of the society. The national policy on education
stated categorically that; the federal government of Nigeria has adopted
education as an instrument per excellent for effective nation building, because
of this belief, education has been pursed single-mindedly in most part of
Nigeria. It should be noted, that women account for roughly half of the world’s
population, perform the third of the hours worked, receive one tenth of the
worlds income and have less than one hundredth of the worlds properly
registered in his name.
According to the World Bank Report (1996) gave us the population of women, that
women makes up a higher percentage of the rural populace out of about 70% of
Nigeria’s rural populace, women account 50% hence, they bear the brunt of the
difficulties of rural life. In a similar vein Okukpon (1994) “women constitute
more than half of the adult population. They produce 80% of the food
requirement and play a major role in the handling of food and maintenance of
the home. The high rate of non participation amongst women is alarming and
there is need to create awareness on the danger for not participating or
playing active role in nation building. Most states in Nigeria including Edo
State have shown considerable interest in women education project for enhancing
women’s productivity towards nation building.
Fortunately, women have not rested in protesting against discrimination. They
have asked for a second to some extent concessions and strategies aimed at the
emancipation towards contributing their quota in the nation. Education is seen
everywhere as the quickest and most effective means of transforming women. The
most important role women have to play towards contributing to the building of
nation is a theme that is currently in vogue and a lot of emergent activities
are channeled towards women in the country through the federal states and local
government programmes. According to Edukugbo (2002) cited in Imogie (2002) gave
an opinion that the property of a country depends not on the abundance of its
revenue, nor the strength of its fortification, but on the numbers of its
cultivated citizens, men and women of education, enlightenment and character.
There are problems and set back in spite of the effect of the state agenda,
federal government and non government organizations are walking towards women
education programmes. To what extent where the goals and objectives achieved so
as to enable the women participate contribute to the nation building.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
Since the launching of the international women’s year by the united National
General Assembly Resolution of 18thDecember,
1973, the awareness on the importance of women’s education has increased
tremendously. However, the involvement and contribution of women to nation
building have still not reached its peak and the level to which it ought, there
is still some level of illiteracy amongst women and this factor makes the
awareness of their need to participate in nation building unpopular. This
study is therefore centred on the role of women’s education in the nation
building. A case study of Oredo Local Government Area. In order to provide a
detailed analysis, the study will investigate into;
Women education programmes in Edo State.
Political, economic, social cultural, religious and physiological problems,
which confronts women education in Edo State, inspite of government and non
Programme embarked upon by the government and non government agencies to bring
about social change among women.
The impact to such programme on the participants and notion building.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of the study is to access women’s education and identify the role
in nation building, most especially in Edo State. Many governments in the world
including Nigeria have now come to realize the role of women in nation
building, if empowered and given the chance to contrite their quota. Based on
the problems already stated above, the specific objectives of the study is to
investigate the role of women education in nation building.
The following research
questions were formulated for the study;
In what way does a woman in Edo State encourage the acquisition of education?
To what extent do Nigeria women contribute to nation building?
To what extent has the seminar/workshop contribute but to worth potential in
Does the woman function effectively in the modern economic system?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
It is an indispensable truth that education is the instrument for attaining and
affecting nation building. Since education helps development and develops an
individual, it enables one function effectively in any environment. The fact
that women’s education will improve the life of women enhances their income,
make themselves reliance and put them in good position to contribute their
quota to nation building of their communities and the nation at large. This
study will act as resource materials to any person or adult educator that might
have the need to know the role of women education programmes in Edo State. This
study will also act as veritable materials to the people who are involved in
women’s education programmes and its participants so that they would be in a
position to appreciate the positive effect too. This will not only make for
progress of the programme but will ensure its institutionalization.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The effect of the coverage of this perfect work will be on Edo State and the
changes that have been procured through women’s education so far in the state.
Some of the variable to be considered as regards the development. That have
taken place will be; looking at the women political status, their management
positions, their level of literacy and if it is affecting the customs,
religious beliefs, if it is doing the local government more harm than good, and
most especially the socio-economic efficiency of the state. So far through
DEFINITION OF TERMS
For the purpose of clarity, the following terms are defined as they apply to
According to the oxford advanced learners dictionary the function or position
that somebody has or expected to have in an organization, therefore, we can
deduce from the point above that role is the function or position that women is
expected to have in the economic.
Education: The preparation of
person in order for them to affect their societies positively by becoming
skilled and knowledgeable.
According to oxford advanced learner dictionary are defined as adult female
A group or people who live in a particular area under the government with same
language, culture and history.
The oxford advanced learners dictionary sees building as to become gradually
Nation Building: The change in the attributes belonging to a particular nation or
a total increase in the quality status of life of the people in a nation.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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