Rural Women Education in Rivers State: Challenges and Prospects
The rural milieu could be described, in economic and social terms, as a rustic and unsophisticated locale lacking in urban features. Literacy, leading to education, on the other hand, is a sophisticated activity that acts as the gateway to modern living and makes way for economic and social enhancement. Women, considered the weaker sex in many parts of the world, including Rivers State, are usually not exposed to such sophisticated activities as literacy and education, more especially those living in the rural areas. Yet, they are caught up in an era that requires the sophistication of modernity in order to survive economically, socially and otherwise. This article seeks to examine the challenges confronting the education of women in the rural areas of Rivers State, and to point out the prospects for educating the rural womenfolk in the state. It also proffers suggestions that can accomplish the goal of an educated female citizenry, keeping well in mind that, women, whether rural or urban, are the procreators and purveyors of any generation at any point in history.