Socio-Economic Effects of Women’s Participation on Adult and Non-Formal Education in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria
Stephen Talabi Aroge, PhD

This paper examined the socioeconomic effects of women’s participation in adult and non-formal education in Nigeria with special attention on Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State. From the pre-colonial era up to the time of independence, little attention was given to the education of girl child and women in Nigeria – be it formal and non-formal. The reason is not unconnected with the belief by many that the best place for women to function is home and kitchen. However, the clamour for girl-child education and women empowerment in the global scene brought about the paradigm shift in the area of education in Nigeria as much emphasis is now being placed on women education as catalyst for socio-economic change in addition, development. This paper identified the socio-economic benefits derivable from women’s participation in non-formal education. The descriptive survey method was used, interviews conducted were codified and analysed using SPSS T-test stastical instrument. Suggestions and recommendations were made based on the outcome of the analysis, to suggest better ways for improving the education and empowerment of women in Nigeria.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v5n3a13