Moral Problems of the Girl- Child in Nigerian Secondary Education System

Paschal Somuadina Okafor, Regina Njideka Okafor


This study investigated into moral problems of the girl child in the Nigeria Secondary education System. The study sought for the immoral acts among girl children in secondary schools, the causes, effects and strategies to control it among girl child in the secondary schools. Four research questions guided the study. The population was the secondary school teachers in the Orumba South L.G.A Anambra State who were 175. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed using mean. The results of the study among others indicated that so many immoral acts exist among girl children in the secondary schools, like pilfering, truancy, gossiping, prostitution etc. Among the causes were, poor family background, peer group influence, negative use of the media. In effect many drop out of school and indulge in exam malpractices. As a control parents and teachers should be role models.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n10p47

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