Factors Affecting Sustainable Women Education in Nigeria Essay

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FACTORS AFFECTING SUSTAINABLE WOMEN EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

BY

IHEANYI N. OKWAKPAM
Department of Adult and Continuing Education,
Faculty of Education,
University of Calabar, Cross River State,
Nigeria.
Email:iokwakpam@yahoo.com

Abstract
This paper attempts to establish the factors that affect sustainable women education in Nigeria. The paper found out that non-participation of women in education programmes was as a result of some limiting factors and proffers solutions to such.

Introduction
It is not that there are no studies or recommendations on how to resolve women’s educational problems; it is rather than the recommendation for the provision of women education have usually been unrealistic either because of wrong assumptions or
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In this context, man includes woman. Education is the inculcation of knowledge and skills in an individual, which tends to raise ones productivity. It is that processes which helps the whole man to grow (Okojie, 1993).

The education of women is guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 26 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights sees education as a basic right and a major enabling factor in national development. Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated that “everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free at least to the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available, and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. Education shall be directed to the full development of this human personality.”
Also, Article 2 of the protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome, November 4th, 1950) stated that “no person shall be denied the right to education”. The International Commission of Jurists declared in Athens in 1955 that “the right to education must be guaranteed to all without discrimination”. The 1960 Convention against discrimination in education urged that

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