write a brief note on Women’s Education in Nigeria giving the advantages or importance of female or girl child education
Educating a woman is a key to rapid social and economic growth.
Nigeria; in recent years have began to push more efforts and resources into girl-child education.
A woman’s education is imperative to the advancement and development of her community and country as a whole. Improving women’s education can bring tremendous development in a country’s economy, and society. In a society where women are educated, women can become role models for the younger members of their community and promote education as well as contribute to solving their country’s national challenges alongside men and also lower infant mortality. By breaking down the gender disparity in school enrollment, Nigeria will see improvement in quality of life, alleviation of poverty and a slowing of population growth as well as many other analogous benefits. Harboring a gender inclusive society by education will promote sustainable human development .
Although this may seem like a manageable issue, Nigerian culture, society, and government are extremely unprepared for the solution. Nigerian society is majority-Muslim leading to many misinformed viewpoints which bar women from receiving an education due to religious law. In Nigerian society as well, a girl’s education is not seen as important as girls are married off very young and are expected to contribute only to the development and care of their families.
Women education is very important for the country to fully develop. It is like an effective medicine to cure a patient completely and provide health back. Women education is a big opportunity for Nigeria to be developed socially and economically. Educated women are the weapon who yield positive impact on the Nigerian society through their contribution at home and professional fields. They are the reason of improved economy in the country as well as society. An educated woman has capability to handle her home and professional life. They can effectively contribute in controlling the population of Nigeria as they would like to marry at a later age in comparison to the uneducated woman.
Women should be given equal opportunity in education like men and they should not be isolated from any development activities. Women covers almost half population of the country means if women are uneducated the half country is uneducated which bring poor socio-economic condition. Through the women education the social and economic development will be faster in Nigeria. To spread the importance and improve the level of women education all over the country, countrywide national propaganda and awareness programmes are very necessary. An educated woman can educate her whole family and thus whole country.
Advantages of Women Education in Nigeria:
The female education in Nigeria is highly necessary for the future of the country as women are the first teachers of their children means future of the nation. If education of the women is getting ignored, it would be the ignorant of bright future of the nation. An uneducated women cannot actively participate in handling the family, proper care of the children and thus weak future generation. We cannot count all the advantages of the women education.
An educated women may easily handle her family, make each family member responsible, infuse good qualities in children, participate in the social works and all would lead her towards the socially and economically healthy nation. By educating a man, only a man can be educated however educating a woman, whole country can be educated. Lack of women education weakens the powerful part of the society. So, women should have full rights for the education and should not be treated as inferior to men.
Conclusion: Nigeria is now a leading country in the field of women education. History of Nigeria is never blank of brave women however it is full of women philosophers like Hagiya Bola Shagaya, Mo Abudu, Ibukun Awosika and other famous women are like Folorunsho Alakija, Uju Ifejika, etc. All the famous historical women in Nigeria are inspiration for the women of this age. We never forget their contributions to the society and country.