International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 3, PART E
Girl-child education and its cultural implications in Emohua local government area of rivers state, Nigeria
Author(s): Wachukwu-Chikodi Happiness I and Salomi Odehowho Onoriode
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the girl-child education and its cultural implication in Emohua Local Government Area in Rivers State. The objectives were to investigate cultural beliefs that impede the girl-child education, examine the factors that hinders girl-child education and determine the importance of girl-child education. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population for the study was made up of adult male and females from 10 communities in the area. A total of 200 males and 300 females were drawn from the population through multistage sampling technique. A well structured questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using mean, and standard deviation. Results reveals that Education violates the culture that celebrates virginity (owa- ochi) which rated highest with a mean of 3.4, the factor that hinders Girl Child Education, as Poverty, had a mean score of 3.8, while, the importance of girl child education, as a way to eradicate poverty had a mean score of 3.5. The study concluded that girl child education is a global necessity for societal growth. Therefore recommended that equal opportunity be given to girls as the boys.
How to cite this article:
Wachukwu-Chikodi Happiness I and Salomi Odehowho Onoriode. Girl-child education and its cultural implications in Emohua local government area of rivers state, Nigeria. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(3): 268-273.