Educating against discrimination of female adult citizens in Nigeria: The open distance learning as a panacea
Women seem to be deprived in many areas like health, education, sports, politics and socio-economic advancement. In times of war, violence or disaster, women and children seem the worst hit; it is women that are most vulnerable to violence and exploitation. There had been so many reports and declarations in re lation to gender sensitivity e. g. the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 4-5 September 1995. This study sought to examine different kinds of discrimination against women, assess the impact of open distance education on discrimination and oppression, explain the possible means of educating, enlightening and empowering them, and analyze their prospects and potentials. In carrying out the research, two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated. The study was carried out in Lagos state, Nigeria and the population of the study comprised of women and girls in Lagos state, Nigeria. Questionnaire (FCD) was used for data collection. The data generated were analyzed with mean and t-test. It was found that there are significant differences between male and females in Lagos state, Nigeria. The most discriminated against are the illiterates. Recommendations were made based on the findings.
Keywords: Education, Discrimination, Prospect, Responsibility, Advancement, Violence and Vulnerable.