Wastage of Girl-Child in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Educational Planners

Florence Aduke Adebayo


Wastage to this paper means people whose lives depend on variables that are detrimental to their progresses and contributions to nation building. In sub-Saharan Africa, the researcher observed that the ways girl-child is been wasted through abduction, child-trafficking, prostitution, early marriage, hostages, impregnation, drug abuse, baby factory, drop-outs is alarming and perhaps may affect the life of the girl-child. Hence, there is the need for the society and most importantly educational planners to address this issue. Therefore, the researcher through observations, interview and social media delved into the meanings, causes, effects, solutions of these social menaces most importantly abduction, baby factory and trafficking that have eaten deep into the life of the girl-child. Its implication to the educational planners such as strategic plan, curriculum review, capacity building, Networking and collaboration were identified. It was recommended that government should enact stringent law against the penetrators, Security measures should be intensified at the boarders and law enforcement agencies should be giving capacity building about baby factories and its correlation with human trafficking. The paper concluded that education Stakeholders (parents, schools, government, educational planners, the child, society, law enforcement agencies) should be ready to assist, create awareness and help the girl-child out of these cankerworms that prevails in our society.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s1p471

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