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Pages: 7069-7078
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0680

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

EDUCATION, GENDER AND CHILD-RIGHTS: SALIENT ISSUES IN POST-MDG YEARS IN ADO-ODO/OTA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

T. Abioye, K. Oyesomi, E. Ajiboye, S. Omidiora, O. Oyero

Covenant University (NIGERIA)
One of the core missions of the United Nations in ensuring sustainable future is the promotion and improvement of quality education, hence the slogan: Change towards a better quality of life starts with education. This paper examined the place of education, gender and child-rights within the current status of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ado Odo/Ota local government of Ogun State, Nigeria. The population for this survey were school children between ages 7 and 18 in both private and public schools, and with instruments of data collection, comprising questionnaires and interviews, a sample size of 1000 respondents was drawn from the population; 976 respondents responded effectively to the questions. Findings revealed that education and child-rights remain in a precarious state in the local government. There was a limited awareness about child rights among children in primary schools and secondary schools; teaching materials and instructors were grossly inadequate in many of the schools sampled and basic needs such as water and electricity were unavailable. It was also observed that the number of enrolled male children in schools is 24% higher than that of enrolled females. These shortcomings should be put into consideration when formulating policies for education in developing countries. There is therefore the need to prioritize education, especially female education, as well as child-rights in general within the local government through adequate investment in infrastructure, teachers and creation of awareness about the rights of the child.
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author = {Abioye, T. and Oyesomi, K. and Ajiboye, E. and Omidiora, S. and Oyero, O.},
title = {EDUCATION, GENDER AND CHILD-RIGHTS: SALIENT ISSUES IN POST-MDG YEARS IN ADO-ODO/OTA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
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DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.0680
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JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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T. Abioye, K. Oyesomi, E. Ajiboye, S. Omidiora, O. Oyero (2016) EDUCATION, GENDER AND CHILD-RIGHTS: SALIENT ISSUES IN POST-MDG YEARS IN ADO-ODO/OTA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE, NIGERIA, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 7069-7078.
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