Revitalization of Girl Child Education Towards Youth Empowerment in Borno State: Implications for Counseling

Saidu Saleh Mohammed, Saleh Yahay A. Yunus


The low status of Girls and women in the country is due mainly regard women’s cultures and traditions which generally regard women roles as largely confined to the family, upholding child bearing as the symbol of women head. Girls child are often treated as inferior and are socialized to put themselves last, thus undermining their self-esteem men and boys on the other hand are accorded greater authority / opportunities and exert control both within the family and the society, most especially in decision making process. The profile of reaching profession revealed low participation of women at the last concluded National Teachers Day 2011. It is along this line that this study dwelled to some important aspects on how to revitalize girls and women education towards youth empower in Borno State: implication for counseling; with special references to vocational subjects, Gender, curriculum issues and HIV/AID related matters. The study employed disruption research design and the finding shows that violence, economic, cultures and traditional factors serve as barriers to girl child education as well as lack of moral support from members of the society, international agencies and N.G.Os. Based on the results proper solutions and meaningful recommendations towards revitalization of girl child education and youth empowerment were provided.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n17p89

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