BRIDGING THE GENDER DISPARITY IN EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING IN FOCUS

Amos Williams, Jacob Istifanus, Beatrice Ajufo

Abstract


This paper is an attempt at highlighting the relevance of Open and Distance Learning in the education of girls and women in a country like Nigeria. Girls’ and women’s participation in education in Nigeria has been slowed down as a result of some barriers. Barriers to girls’ and women’s access to education are multifaceted. However, the ODL system has a philosophy that aims at removing barriers to education and allowing learners to study what they want, when they want and where they want. ODL can be effectively used to remove barriers to girls’ and women’s education in Nigeria.  

 

Article visualizations:

Hit counter

DOI

Keywords


gender disparity, education in Nigeria, open and distance learning

References


Adebayo, A. M. (2007a). Open and Distance Learning in South/West geopolitical Ado – Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Alaezi, O.A (2005). National Open University Plan: Enhancing Higher Education

Aliu, S. (2001). “The Competitive Drive, New technologies and Empowerment: The Human capital Link”. A Paper Presented at The 2ndTripatite Conference of Manpower Planners. Chelsea Hotel Abuja.

British Council. (2012). Gender in Nigeria Report 2012; Improving the Lives of Girls and Women in Nigeria.

Conference of African States on the Development on the Development of Education in Africa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 15-25 May 1961.

Creed, C. (2001).The Use of Distance Education for Teachers. Cambridge; Defining and Sustaining Useful Results. Education Technology. 41(3), 19-26.

Dhanarajan, G. (2001). “Combating Poverty through Adult Education. Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education. University of Guyana. 5th March, 2001.

Gender in Nigeria Report (2012).Improving the Lives of Women and Girls in Nigeria: Issues, Policies and Actions. British Council, Nigeria.

Federal Ministry of Education (2002). Blue Print and Implementation Plan for the National Open and Distance Learning Programmes, Abuja: Government Press.

Kiteku, C. (2001). ‘Gender in Education: A Overview of Developing Trend in Africa’CRILE Working Paper, Egerton Uiiversity, Kenya.

Kutner, M.; Greenberg, E.; Jin, Y.; Boyle, B.; Hsu, Y. and Dunleary, E. (2003). “Literacy in Everyday life: Results from the 2003 National assessment of Literacy” National Centre for Education Statistics.

Moore, M. &Tait, A. (Eds.) (2002). Open and Distance Learning: trends, Policies and Strategy Considerations Paris: UNESCO.

Nussbaum, M. (2003). “Women Education a Global Challenge” Sign: Journal of Women in Culture and Society; bVol 29.2: 325-353.

Obasi, E. (1997). Structural Adjustment and the Gender Access to Education in Nigeria. Gender and Education, 19: 161-177.

Opaluwah, A. B. (2007).” Nigerian Women and Challenge of MDGs”,Daily Independent, Monday, March 12, 2007, pB5.

UNESCO (1975).International Women Year.

UNESCO (2000). The Dakar Frame work for Action, Education for All: Meeting our Collective Commitments, adopted by the World Education Forum Dakar, Senagal, 26-28. April 2000: UNESCO.

UNESCO (2007). “A Human Rights-Based Approach to Education For All” United Nations Children Funds; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. www.unicef.org/publication/files.

UNICEF (2007). Girls’ Education: Nigeria Country Office: Information Sheet.

United Nation (2010). Global Millenium Goals 2010 report. New York: UN.

Williams, G. A. (1989). “Science and Technology and Mathematics Education For All, Including Women and Girls in Africa” Key Note Address at the Common Wealth Africa Workshop on Gender Stereo-Typing in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Report of a Common Wealth Africa Regional Workshop Accra, Ghana.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2018 Amos Williams, Jacob Istifanus, Beatrice Ajufo

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2015-2018. European Journal of Education Studies (ISSN 2501 - 1111) is a registered trademark of Open Access Publishing Group. All rights reserved.


This journal is a serial publication uniquely identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) serial number certificate issued by Romanian National Library (Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei). All the research works are uniquely identified by a CrossRef DOI digital object identifier supplied by indexing and repository platforms. All authors who send their manuscripts to this journal and whose articles are published on this journal retain full copyright of their articles. All the research works published on this journal are meeting the Open Access Publishing requirements and can be freely accessed, shared, modified, distributed and used in educational, commercial and non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

 
Histats.com © 2005-2018 - GDPR: tracker policy -Integrate your policy - this website policy - Check/do opt-out