Family Integrants Obstructing Pupils’ School Attendance and Girl-Child Education in Plateau State: Current Status and Challenges for Counsellors
AbstractThis study is hinged on finding out the family integrants obstructing pupils’ school attendance, the girl – child education and proffering solution to it via counsellors’ strategies. The samples were three hundred (300) parents and twenty (20) counsellors. This brought the total sample to three hundred and twenty (320). A descriptive survey design was used. Instrument for the data collection was a validated questionnaire. It’s reliability was determined using Cronbach alpha test which was at 0.78. Analysis of the data was done through the use of simple descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentage and mean computation. Findings revealed major integrants impeding parents from allowing their children to attend school regularly. They also affect the girl – child education. Such integrants include poverty, illiteracy and sociocultural practice. Recommendations made include; poverty alleviation programmes for indigent parents, sensitization and legislation against children withdrawal from school for what ever reason.
LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(1), 76-85, 2012
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