Reducing school related factors hindering girl-child equality of access to quality education in Nigeria through counselling

  • EE Oniyama Department of Education Psychology School of Education College of Education Warri, Delta State, Nigeria


The education of the girl-child in Nigeria is impaired by various factors subsumed in historical, religious, socio-economic, socio-cultural, school-related factors and so on. The problem addressed in this paper is the school based factor such as curriculum bias, sex stereotyping in learning materials, teachers and student factors which hinder girl-child access to quality education. It is observed that these factors impede the girl-child equality of access to quality education. To solve this problem it is suggested that counsellors should work with all concerned about the outlined problems to change their perceptions and behaviour towards the girl-child so as to improve her access to quality education. It is also being suggested that more counsellors should be produced, while the Counselling Association of Nigeria should provide continuing counselling education to counsellors to acquire more counselling skills to counsel the girl child, their parents, teachers and the general public to encourage girls to seek education.

The Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol. 9(1) 2004: 1-15

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