Parents’ Perception on Girl-Child Education in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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The Counsellor


Abstract The study investigated parents’ perception on girl-child education. This study aims at finding out whether gender disparities and inequalities still occur despite campaign against it. The researchers employed the descriptive survey method for the study. The population comprised parents in Ilorin metropolis. The sample comprised 250 parents that were randomly selected from all the Local Government Areas in Ilorin metropolis. The questionnaire titled “Parents’ Perception on Girl-Child Education Questionnaire” (PPGCEQ) was administered to the respondents to collect relevant data. The t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistics were used to test the two null hypotheses generated for the study. The findings show that, there is no significant difference in the perception of parents on girl-child education based on age while there is significant difference on the perception of parents on girl-child education based on educational qualification. This means that parents in Ilorin metropolis have positive perception regarding girl-child education. Based on the findings, it was recommended that counsellors should intensify effort to evolve guidance and counselling services that will meet the needs of female students in their respective schools to reinforce the favourable disposition and encourage others who might be less favourably disposed to it. Key Words: Equality, Girl-Child, Education. Parents, Perception, Ilorin.



Girl-Child, Education


A Journal of the Counselling Association of Nigeria