Girls Education In Nigeria

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1. Economic and Agricultural Productivity: Educating girls leads to increase income, both for individuals and for nations. Educating both boys and girls increases productivity and supports the growth of national economies, but educating girls may lead to greater income gains and this happens whenever girls get one extra year of education beyond the average it boosts wages by 10–20 percent. If young secondary school girls that get educated are up to 15–25 percent a term then the gains from additional education tend to be similar if not higher for women than for men, and that the returns to secondary education in particular are directly higher for women than the men (Schultz 2002). World Bank stated that increasing the share of women with a …show more content…
Family Planning and Infant Mortality Rate: When women gain four years more in the university, fertility per woman drops by one birth which saves the lives of children. An extra year of girls’ education can reduce infant mortality by 5–10 percent. This link is especially striking in low income countries. The pattern has been widely replicated across comparative data bases and through repeated censuses. In Nigeria, children of mothers who receive five or six years in primary school are 40 percent more likely to live beyond age five. Educated mothers are more likely going to immunize their children against polio, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, rubella and so on than the uneducated mothers who are illiterates and do not know about hospitals or immunizations (Gage et al. …show more content…
HIV/AIDS: one of the most leading cause of death in Africa as a whole is still HIV/AIDS and kills girls more but they were more educated girls in schools they will be taught in schools about the prevention, getting tested and the treatment but because so many girls are not educated they are not aware they rather live with it spread it and still die than living with the stigma and letting people know they are infected but when girls are educated they are less likely to contract HIV as the literacy gap between boys and girls exceeds 25 percent, HIV prevalence exceeds 5 percent the cited outbreak level. On the other hand, HIV prevalence falls below 3 percent where the literacy gap is below 5 percent. Zambia and Uganda are good examples because HIV/AIDS spreads twice as fast among uneducated girls there. Instead of more deaths getting girls educated helps combat HIV/AIDS (Vandemoortele and Delamonica 2000).
4. Genital Mutilation: Education reduces the risk of genital mutilation and women that are educated make sure their daughters do not face the mutilation but less educated women are likely for women in Nigeria. Those women with primary or no education are more likely to have been cut than those who have received secondary level instruction (Population Reference Bureau

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