Education an Antidote against Early Marriage for the Girl-Child

Okereke Chinyere Ijeoma, Joseph O. Uwakwe, Nwamuo Paul


This paper explores the reasons behind early marriage in Africa, ray Nigeria to include economic, socio-cultural and religious as well as notions of morality and honour and its devastating effects on physical, health, psycho-social as well as the education of the girl-child. While many conventions have addressed the issues of early marriage and made strong case for protection of the children’s right but the country lacks political will to enforce the relevant provisions. This paper proposes education as an antidote.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n5p73

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