Exploring Meaningful Access for Women Education in Nigeria: A Case Of Imo State

Ngozi J. Izuagba, Nkeiruka P. Onyemerekeya


The study on exploring meaningful access for women education was carried out in Imo state of Nigeria. The purpose of the study was to ascertain the actual implementation of the programme of women education as provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria. 240 respondents were selected as study sample from a population of 2409. A structured questionnaire was administered to respondents and the data generated was analysed using mean ratings and the standard deviation. The results of the analysis revealed that: there was absence of physical facility requirements specifically provided for women education in the communities; there was no administrative framework to coordinate the programme; there was poor attendance and participation of the women in the programme while there was outright lack of transition of successful learners to the next level. Based on the findings, the following recommendations were made: that the government should provide enabling physical facilities such as buildings, furniture and learning aids to encourage the learners; there should be administrative framework to coordinate the programme while effective supervision and inspection should be adopted to ensure enrolment, participation and transition of learners form one level to the other.


Meaningful access; Women education; Illiteracy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10669


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