Distance Education and Women Empowerment

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Topic- Distance Education and Women Empowerment: The Women Who Dared at Distance Learning Institute

Okunuga, A. O., & Akintayo, M. O. (2011). Distance Education and Women Empowerment: The Women Who Dared At Distance Learning Institute. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 8(7), 1-11. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Women in Nigeria have always been placed on the backburner when it comes to education. Social and Cultural beliefs in Nigeria have been one of the main downfalls in education. According to Nigerian beliefs and culture, women belong in the kitchen. Nigerian women are also considered to have a lower intelligence compared to their male counterparts. Women in Nigeria are not allowed to bring honor to their family or support their family once they are married. One of the last conflicts for women in Nigeria is their education tends to be downplayed due to the fact that so many of them get pregnant at a young age. These prejudices result in women being denied access to education. This research proves that distance learning in Nigeria has enabled women to receive an education. Although that education is mainly basic, it is still some type of education. Allowing women to receive an education has also benefited the country. Women are able to learn new trades and skills, which enables them to be better providers for their children and families. Women are beginning to realize their value and worth. This research began with a questionnaire sent to four hundred women who are or were involved in distance learning. The women were questioned on a variety of items, but mainly socio-economic and demographics. These questions revolved around how distance education effects their families and their social lives. The results were analyzed. The majority of the women fall between the ages of 30-39. The majority of the women are married and…...

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