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Female challenges in acquiring computer education at the federal Polytechnic, Idah

JC Amadi

Abstract


Computer education and application of Computer skills in the knowledge-based society is ever increasing. It is in recognition of this that this study determined the challenges of female students in acquisition of Computer education using the Federal Polytechnic, Idah as a case study. The data were obtained from 72 female Computer science students through self-completion questionnaire and were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results revealed that the respondents faced some challenges.
These challenges were poor academic background, molestation of female students, negative perception of formal computer education, gender discrimination, among others. To ameliorate these challenges, the
study, recommended introduction of computer science in all  primary/secondary schools, campaign against female molestation, and award of scholarship to female computer science students among others.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jorind.v8i2.66845
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