Issues in girl-child education in Nigeria: implications for library and information support

  • GI Ifijeh
  • O Osayande
Keywords: Girl-child, Education, School libraries, Public libraries, Nigeria

Abstract

Girl-child education has become a matter of concern to stakeholders in Nigeria. This study examines the concept of and crucial issues in girl-child education. It identifies socio-cultural patterns, religious misconceptions, poverty, teenage pregnancy and early marriage amongst others as factors militating against the girl-child education. The paper advocates that public and school libraries must begin to play relevant roles and contribute to the eradication of discriminations against women. It outlines the roles public and school libraries must play in order to improve girl-child enrollment in school as well as reduce school drop-out. In order to effectively play their roles, the study suggests that libraries should source for funds from external agencies rather than depend only on their parent institutions/organizations.

Key words: Girl-child; Education; School libraries; Public libraries; Nigeria

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